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Centralized Journal Awareness, Apps, and More


LibKey Nomad plug-in from Chrome is available!

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that assists with access to library resources. It's an added shortcut to PDFs available on your screen at all times; sending you to research faster. 

The Chrome browser extension:
  • provides one-click access to articles from both journal publishers and database aggregators like EBSCO and ProQuest

  • uses Unpaywall and other sources to open access articles

  • links to ILL to request articles not available through our subscriptions via interlibrary loan

Simply install the extension from the Chrome web store. During the installation process, you'll be asked to identify your library; simply search for Irvine.



While searching in familiar, or unfamiliar databases, Google Scholar or Open Access sites, if the UCI Libraries has the item the LibKey Nomad Chrome Extension will locate the material and provide this pop-up button at the corner of your screen to help get you to the PDF faster. 

If you have issues try the user guide, FAQ's, or contact Nicole Carpenter