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Following journals: LibKey Nomad

Tools to help you follow journals and articles

LibKey Nomad

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LibKey Nomad is a browser add-on for Firefox and Chrome browsers that facilitates access to articles available through LUT Academic Library subscriptions. You will know if an article is available before you have to log in.


LibKey extension is available for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, Vivaldi and Safari.

LibKey Nomad browser extension installation

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that assists with access to library resources. The Chrome and Firefox browser extension:

  • provides one-click access to articles from both journal publishers and aggregators
  • uses LUT University and LAB University of Applied Sciences standard authentication method so no credentials are cached in your browser like some third-party tools do

Simply install the extension. During the installation process, you'll be asked to identify your library; simply search for LUT or LAB.

How to use LibKey Nomad

If you use Google or Google Scholar, you can be directed to publisher's pages for articles, but since you did not go through the library's links for theses services, you haven't been authenticated and you'll be asked to pay to access the article.

With LibKey Nomad installed, you'll see a popup that will authenticate you to allow access.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 (for example LUT University´s icon shown above).

LibKey Nomad Icon

By clicking the icon you will be directed to your library´s Primo view, LUT Primo or LAB Primo, and you can gain the access to the article from Full Text Availability -links.

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.

You can view Third Iron´s privacy policy here.

To notice!

Browser extensions might not show all LUT Academic Library´s subscriptions. To make a good scientific search, please, use your University´s Primo search services, LUT Primo or LAB Primo.
For more guidance for using Primo, please, visit LibGuides for using Primo.