Q. What is LibKey Nomad? How can I get it?

Answered By: Carol Ido
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2021     Views: 5

What is LibKey Nomad?

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Edge and other Chromium-based browsers (it is not currently available for Safari). LibKey Nomad allows you to access full text articles subscribed to by AU Library on the open web, including many scholarly publishers' websites, PubMed, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia.

Is it safe to use?

The only information you enter into LibKey Nomad is your institution - American University. This information is stored locally on your computer.

Once you encounter a LibKey Nomad link, you will be directed to AU Library's service for the article and log in via AU's Sign In page.

How do I get it?

Get LibKey Nomad through your browser settings menu:

  • In Chrome, go to More Tools > Extensions > Extensions menu > Open Chrome Web Store
  • In Firefox, go to Add-Ons and Themes
  • In Edge, go to Extensions then click on Get extensions for Microsoft Edge

Search for 'LibKey Nomad' published by Third Iron.

Install the extension and when prompted, select 'American University' as your institution: