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LibKey Nomad: Browser Extension for One-Click Access to Articles

Avoid publisher paywalls when searching for articles on the web!

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that simplifies access to Sladen Library's subscribed resources across many types of compatible websites, even when you are searching the sites directly and outside of the Sladen website.

Adding this extension to your browser enables one-click access to full text articles from a variety of starting points including - Google, PubMed, a publisher website, Wikipedia, or others. The LibKey Nomad extension bypasses the need to go through the Sladen website for full text, yet still connects you to Sladen subscriptions.  

How it looks:

When on a compatible website, LibKey Nomad places a button in the bottom left corner of the page. If an accessible PDF is available the following button will display.

LK Nomad button 

New feature! Clicking the graduation cap icon will bring up options to export the citation into EndNote.

At times the button may read "Article Link." In these instances, you will be taken to the article page but have to choose a download method (i.e. the PDF does not download automatically).

If an article is not available through Sladen, clicking the button will take you to our options for ordering a copy using the library's ILLiad service. 


LibKey Nomad in a PubMed result list:

LibKey Nomad within a Wikipedia reference list:


How to install in your browser

LibKey Nomad is available as a browser extension for:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge (Can be installed in Edge on HFH computers)
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Vivaldi
  • Brave

On Henry Ford Health computers, users may install this extension in Edge. On personal computers, the extension can be installed in any of the browsers listed above. 

  1. Go to
  2. Select the link for the browser you are currently using and follow the instructions to install the LibKey Nomad extension
  3. After installation, on the LibKey Nomad window, select Henry Ford Health as your organization from the dropdown menu. After that, you're all set!

LibKey Nomad institution selection window