Library Spotlight: LibKey Nomad!

Submitted by Victoria Hunter on Tue, 04/09/2024 - 12:59
LibKey Nomad logo of the name in dark blue, with a green flame icon on the left-hand side.

This month the Library Spotlight falls on LibKey Nomad: one of Arden University Library’s strongest tools for helping with your academic literature searches.

LibKey Nomad is a free browser extension that facilitates access to scholarly articles by integrating with the Arden University Library systems. Its primary purpose is to enhance research efficiency and accessibility for academics and students, helping you quickly find the sources you need.

The key advantages of adding LibKey Nomad to your research process include:

  • Instant Access: LibKey Nomad provides users with quick access to full-text articles available through Arden University Library subscriptions. This reduces the need for clicking through multiple links and paywalls to get to a source.
  • Wide-Ranging Integration: The extension integrates with academic publishers, popular academic databases, and search engines such as Google Scholar. This means users can access articles directly from their search results in a variety of places.
  • Compatibility: LibKey Nomad is compatible with the most commonly used browsers, including Chrome, Edge, Safari and Firefox. Best of all, you don’t even need to sign up to use it.

To get LibKey Nomad, simply visit the following page before selecting your preferred browser: LibKey Nomad. There are also some additional instructions on linking LibKey Nomad to Arden University Library here. Give it a try and see what it has to offer!

Once installed, you’ll see the pop-up below whenever an article you’re looking at is available through Arden Library. Simply click on the pop-up to go straight to the full text of the item:

Screenshot of LibKey Nomad alert

We’re always keen to hear what you think about our recommendations, so if you have any comments or questions about LibKey Nomad please do get in touch:, or share feedback via our Feedback Form: Arden University Library Feedback - everyone who shares their feedback will be entered into a draw with the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!

Happy researching!