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LibKey (and other) Browser Plug-Ins

LibKey from BrowZine is a suite of tools that provides one click access to Library subscribed content.  Includes: LibKey Nomad, LibKey Link and LibKey.io.

The LibKey Nomad is a browser extension (currently blocked on Health PCs) that will work with Edge, Chrome, Brave and Vivaldi and Firefox.   Note that the FSH BYOD Network will block some functionality.  If you are having problems try using a personal wifi hotspot.

Plug-ins are browser extensions that allow one click access to subscribed Library resources.  They include LibKey Nomad, Lazy Scholar, Access Anywhere, Kopernio, Lean Library and the Google Scholar button.

All but LibKey Nomad will be blocked within the Health network due to security concerns, as most scrape up data from browsers and could compromise patient information.  HSS IT Security has advised that they will permit LibKey Nomad to be installed as a browser extension once the browser version deployed is capable of using running it.

Install from the Chrome webstore for all browsers.  LibKey Nomad will only install on the latest version of the Edge browser - version 83.0.478.50 or later.

Once you have installed LibKey Nomad and selected your institution (South and East Metropolitan Health Service), when you are browsing a journal article on a publisher site, LibKey Nomad will detect this and display a button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen or beneath the citation in a database.  Click the button and you will be prompted to login.  Login as you do to access all Library resources when offsite.

What LibKey Nomad does:

  • consults Library holdings to determine if access is available
  • checks for available open access articles
  • if no subscribed access is available you will be linked to a document delivery request form.

LibKeyNomad

Note that browser extensions, like bookmarklets, will not be 100% effective - you may still need to return to the Library's Journals A to Z listing to check for availability.