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Discovery & Access: New Tools

This guide will inform you of the various products from the Third Iron LibKey Complete Suite of products subscribed to during the Fall of 2022. These products are meant to help easily discover, access, and follow journals and articles.

Getting Started with Libkey Nomad

You can get started with LibKey Nomad in three easy steps:

  1. Install the LibKey Nomad extension and click on "Get LibKey Nomad Now" for your preferred browser.


  2. Search for Colorado State University-Pueblo from the list of institutions.

    * The LibKey Nomad icon will appear in the top right of your browser window
  3. Start your search

    * When you are on a page where you can download an article, the LibKey Nomad button will appear in the bottom left of your browser


Using Libkey Nomad

follow these steps to use the Libkey Nomad plugin for finding articles:

  1. Search for journal articles or journal titles as you normally would using PubMedGoogle Scholar, or on the web.
  2. If you use Google or Google Scholar you can be directed to publisher's pages for articles, but since you did not go through the library's links for these services, you haven't been authenticated and you'll be asked to pay to access the article. With LibKey Nomad installed, you'll see an icon that will automatically use your CSU Pueblo library access to authenticate you.
  3. In cases where a PDF is not available, Libkey Nomad will link you directly to a full-text version of the the article for printing, or to Interlibrary Loan.
  4. Libkey Nomad also adds buttons to search result lists within PubMed interface:
  • Journal cover images link to Browzine, an e-journal subscription tool.
  • "Download PDF" buttons link directly to article PDF files.
  • "Access options" buttons link to Inerlibrary Loan.
  • "View Complete Issue" buttons link to the table of contents for that journal issue .


Libkey Working in ScienceDirect / Elsevier

This journal was accessed directly from the web rather than through a CSU Pueblo library database; however, because of CSU Pueblo Library authentication, the Libkey icon appears and offers a download option.

The page below is the result of a Wikipedia search on "Neural Ensemble". You can see the Libkey logo beside articles which your CSU Pueblo library credentials give access to.

Where Will Libkey Work?

Where Will Libkey Work?

LibKey Nomad will recognize most academic publishers' pages, but does not currently work for JSTOR. Major publishers include:

  • AAAS (Science)
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect
  • Nature
  • Oxford University Press
  • SpringerLink
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley Online Library
  • The University of Chicago Press