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What is it?

LibKey is a new service from Connelly Library of La Salle University that simplifies access to library-licensed and open access journal articles.  If we do not own or have access to the journal articles, it will pass you on to our ILL system.

In Summon

LibKey Discovery integrates LibKey into Summon to provide one-click access to the full text of library-licensed and open access articles.

When you find an article in Summon for which full text is available through Connelly Library subscriptions or an Open Access source, you will see a Download Now link. Click on the link to download the full text.

There is also frequently an option to view the table of contents of the journal issue in which the article appears. Very useful for browsing an issue! You will also notice the covers of the journals appear, letting you quickly see what is showing up in your search.

LibKey in Summon

In Other Databases

You will now see the LibKey icon showing up where you used to see the Article Locator icon

In EBSCOhost databases.  You will be linked to the full text if available – if not you will be given the opportunity of submitting an ILL:

LibKey in Ebsco

Using LibKey

LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension for the Chrome, Firefox, and Edge web browsers.

Go to this page to watch a short video and download the extension for the browser you use.

Once you install it, you can use it to download full text articles to which we subscribe, from any publisher website where you find them. (Otherwise you would need to go to the library website to access the full text if you are off campus.)

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 our Interlibrary Loan system.

LibKey Nomad Download Icon LibKey Nomad Access Options Icon

LibKey IO

LibKey IO if you have a DOI or a PubMed ID number, just copy it into this link and LibKey will find out if it is available to you.