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Browser Extension - LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that simplifies and streamlines access to the Purdue Library's subscription resources.

LibKey Nomad - Additional Help

Additional Help

Common questions

LibKey Nomad is a fairly new option for Purdue affiliates. Additional questions and answers will be added over time.

Does LibKey Nomad work for every site/database/article? No. LibKey Nomad uses an item's DOI to retrieve full text options. It cannot retrieve items with no DOI. Additionally, LibKey Nomad is currently configured to work only with selected scholarly websites, and not on the web in general.

Does using LibKey Nomad mean I won't have to log in to access articles anymore? It will still prompt you to authenticate with BoilerKey the first time you use it (each session), but after that it should authenticate automatically until you start a new browser session.

Does LibKey Nomad only work with Purdue Library subscription materials? No, it also uses Unpaywall to find free versions of articles that are not part of the Purdue Library's subscriptions.

Where does LibKey Nomad work?

LibKey Nomad will recognize most academic publishers' pages, but does not currently work for JSTOR. Major publishers include:

  • AAAS (Science)
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect
  • Nature
  • Oxford University Press
  • SpringerLink
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley Online Library
  • The University of Chicago Press

Who can help?

If you need more help using LibKey Nomad at Purdue, please reach out to Nathan Rupp.