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LibKey Nomad

Get fast access to scholarly articles

LibKey Nomad is a great tool which helps you to easily find scholarly journal articles.  When you are searching on the web, Nomad lets you know if any of the content is available from our library subscriptions or open access alternatives.  It then gives you a link so in one click you can get to the full text (where available). 

I'm ready to get started!

All you need to do is add an extension to your usual web browser*.  

  1. Go to
  2. Select your browserThe message presented after installing the extension: Library Selection Saved! Look for the Nomad button to connect to full text found at scholarly websites.  Followed by a download PDF button.
  3. Follow the instructions to add the extension
  4. Under Select organisation, search and select London Metropolitan University
  5. Start searching the web and look out for the Nomad button!

*Available browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, Brave, Vivaldi.

Searching the web with LibKey Nomad

When searching the web, keep an eye out for the Nomad button. There are different options you may see (for explanations of all the options see LibKey Nomad).  Download PDF or Article link will take you straight to the article.  If you're off campus you may be prompted to sign in with your usual university email and password.  

Try it out

To get an idea of how it works, go to Wikipedia and search for a topic (we've searched for Artificial Intelligence). 

Now scroll down to the citations at the end of the article- look for the Nomad buttons.