LibKey Nomad is a browser extension for Chrome that automatically provides links to the full text of journal articles subscribed to by Library Services, while you are carrying out your research.

If we do not hold a subscription to an article it will point you to open access alternatives.

Installing LibKey Nomad

  1. Download Libkey Nomad from the Chrome Web Store
  2. Click on Add to Chrome
  3. Open Libkey Nomad and select Imperial College London

LibKey Nomad select institution screen image

Using LibKey Nomad

Once installed, the Libkey Nomad button will appear at the side of your browser when you find a journal article you wish to access.

Click on the button and you will be prompted to log in with your College username and password.

After logging in, LibKey Nomad will remember that you are valid Imperial user, for a set period, so you will not be asked to log in again.

The articles you download will be in PDF format.

Download PDF screen image

If the article you search for is not found an Access Options button will appear.   

Access Options button screen image

Clicking on Access Options will take you to Library Search where you can request the article through our Document Delivery Service or Ask a question.

Screen image of Library Search