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LibKey Nomad and Browzine

LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that automatically provides links to full-text article content provided by the Royal College of Nursing Library and Archive Service as you carry out research on the web.

LibKey Nomad consults the Library’s holdings data - and open access alternatives - to determine the best place to source the article from, and seamlessly connect users to content.

Download LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad works on sites such as PubMed and Wikipedia.

How to use LibKey Nomad

When you land on a page with an article that is available to download LibKey Nomad presents a banner alert at the bottom of your screen. Click to download the PDF.

Outside RCN premises you will be directed to My-RCN to authenticate as an authorised user.

LibKey Nomad does not store your credentials.

LibKey Nomad
LibKey Nomad also brings increased functionality to PubMed.

On search result pages you will see links to articles and PDFs, the cover images of the journals that articles appear in, plus links to view all the articles in a journal issue through BrowZine.

Libkey Nomad and PubMed

LibKey Nomad also works with Wikipedia.

When viewing the list of references for an entry a link will appear next to articles and PDFs when the citation is to a scholarly source that can be accessed courtesy of the Library:

LibKey Nomad and Wikipedia
If you have access to Libkey nomad through another institution, such as a university of NHS Trust, remember it is possible to switch between institutions by clicking the LibKey Nomad icon in the browser and selecting another institution

Libkey Nomad

How to install LibKey Nomad, and browser requirements

LibKey Nomad supports Google Chrome version 76.x and newer. It requires a ‘once only’ installation process:

LibKey Nomad on the Chrome web store
LibKey Nomad for Firefox

Simply install the extension and select ‘The Royal College of Nursing’

Once installed you can pin the LibKey Nomad icon on the address bar in Chrome or FireFox.

It is also available for Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi and Brave.
Please ensure that you have the latest version of your browser installed.


Help and support

For support with LibKey Nomad please contact the RCN Library and Archive Service

Introducing LibKey Nomad for RCN members

Introducing Browzine for RCN members