Database of the Week: LibKey Nomad

Do you want easy access to full-text articles that you find on the Internet?

Would you like to easily see if Kenyon's library has access to an article you found on a website?

If you answered yes to either of the above questions, you should consider downloading the LibKey Nomad browser extension. While technically LibKey Nomad is not a "database," it is a library resource designed to help you quickly and easily find articles available from the library's databases, whether you are on or off campus. 

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What is LibKey Nomad?
LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides instant links to full text content for articles as you do research on the web. Once you install the extension, you simply need to look for the green teardrop next to a citation. Nomad also provides in-line service for articles on sites such as PubMed and Wikipedia. 

How do you install LibKey Nomad?
  1. Visit
  2. Choose the appropriate browser. Browser options include Chrome and Firefox. Click to add the extension of the browser.
  3. Search for and select Kenyon in the drop-down menu. 

For more information on LibKey Nomad, see the attached PDF

If you have any problems using LibKey Nomad, contact the library's Research & Reference Desk or email a librarian. Library staff is available to help you, whether you are on-campus or studying remotely. The Research & Reference Desk is available daily (hours vary) via chat, text (740-444-4031), and email ( You may also make an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one help. 

The Research & Reference Desk is not physically open this semester. All assistance is available online via chat, email, text, or by appointment.