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LibKey at Rowan Medical Libraries: LibKey Nomad

LibKey is a service from Rowan University Libraries that simplifies access to library-licensed and open access journal articles

Do I still need to authenticate when accessing subscribed content using Libkey?

Rowan users: You will be asked to authenticate with your Rowan NetID prior to accessing any subscribed, or licensed content whether on campus or off. 

Cooper users: When prompted, scroll down and select Rowan University as your affiliation.

Do I have to create an account?

No, there is no account creation involved. LibKey does not track users or save user information. The browser extension is only active on webpages that contain links to published scholarly articles. 

Need Help?

  Contact your Rowan Medical Library

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  Call your Rowan Medical Library

Rowan-Virtua SOM Library: 856 566-6800
CMSRU Library: 856 342-2522

What is LibKey Nomad?

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari browsers.

Once LibKey Nomad is installed and configured (see below) you can go directly to PubMed and other databases and resources bypassing the libraries' website, start searching and have one-click access to Rowan Libraries' subscribed and open access journal content.  

When the full text PDF is available to you, you will see a LibKey Download PDF icon in the bottom left corner of the page.

If not, you will see a button labeled Access Options which will direct you to other options to either view the article through the publisher's or vendor's website or to request it through Interlibrary Loan.

How do I get LibKey Nomad?

The LibKey Nomad extension is available for most major browsers.  To install go the browser extension website of your preferred browser:

There are two easy steps: 1) Click the Add Extension button; 2) Select Rowan University from the institution list and sign in with your Rowan NetID. Cooper users should also select Rowan University as their institution and use their Cooper credentials 

When you have completed the installation your screen should look like this:


What will PubMed citations look like with LibKey Nomad installed?

Screenshot of LibKey Nomad buttons in PubMed search results.

PubMed search results - LibKey Nomad


Screenshot of LibKey Nomad buttons in PubMed abstract display.

LibKey Nomad - PubMed

Publisher site with LibKey Nomad installed?

Screenshot of a journal article on a publisher website with a LibKey Nomad Download PDF button.

Journal article screenshot