What if I told you there was a way you could download a .pdf file of a journal article we are subscribed to from a reference in Wikipedia or PubMed or hundreds of other Scholarly Publisher Websites?

Imagine if Wikipedia pages looked like this:

Wikipedia using the LibKey Nomad Google Chrome browser extension

Or your PubMed results screen could look like this:

A PubMed results screen using the LibKey Nomad Google Chrome browser extension

These links appear thanks to a new free feature in BrowZine called LibKey Nomad. It is a Chrome browser extension that identifies our subscribed scholarly content from anyone on the web. You can get to it in one-click, whether it is from a publisher, aggregator or open access source.

Last week we told you about BrowZine and if you’ve not used it yet, checkout out the first part of the blog here. If you’ve already got started with BrowZine here’s what you need to do to get the Google Chrome browser extension.

You’ll be able to download the extension from the Chrome Web Store. You’ll find it here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/libkey-nomad/lkoeejijapdihgbegpljiehpnlkadljb

LibKey Nomad Google Chrome browser extension

Click on the blue “Add to Chrome” button and then “add extension” on the popup box.

Pop-up box

When you first add the extension, you will have to sign in to CCCU. Just select Canterbury Christ Church University from the select Institution drop down box and then sign in. If you’re on campus you’ll be immediately signed in.

LibKey Nomad – Select Institution

Now, whenever you are on a supported site that has scholarly content we subscribe to, look out for the Download PDF box.

Example Publisher page displayed using the LibKey Nomad Google Chrome extension

Major publishers supported include:

  • AAAS
  • ACM Digital Library
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • BMJ Publishing Group
  • Brill
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Elsevier Science (Science Direct)
  • Emerald
  • IEEE
  • IOP
  • Karger
  • LWW
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Oxford University Press
  • SAGE
  • Springer Nature
  • Taylor and Francis
  • Wiley

For a complete list see: https://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654

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