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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 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.