Wondering if an article is full text? Follow these tips when searching library databases and the web:
What is LibKey?
LibKey is a suite of products designed to connect users more easily and quickly with the full-text of journal articles that are available to them from their library's collections or from open access with fewer clicks. It works by checking MSJ Library's digital journal holdings to provide quick access to the full-text of journal articles available to MSJ patrons. Users may need to log in with their MSJ LIB ID and password when connecting to full text content.
The LibKey Suite provides three tools for finding full-text journal articles:
A video overview of the LibKey suite:
LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides easy access to scholarly journal articles. LibKey Nomad connects you to MSJ Library-licensed content and open access articles when you are browsing the web outside of the MSJ Library's webpages and databases. Once installed in your browser, LibKey Nomad automatically activates itself at sites researchers commonly visit, including journal publishers’ sites, Wikipedia, and PubMed. When using LibKey Nomad, you are automatically directed to the best available version of an article for instant download, so there is no need to search multiple places. If the full-text is not available within MSJ Library-subscribed content or open access content, you will be provided with an option to request the article through MSJ Library's Interlibrary Loan.
This extension works with most browsers, including Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox.
Getting Started with Libkey Nomad Browser Extension:
Example of LibKey Nomad's download site:
On what type of sites will you see LibKey Nomad activate?
Journal Publishers' Sites
On journal publisher sites such as Taylor & Francis Online, you will see a LibKey Nomad button in the lower left corner that provides a link to download the PDF through the MSJ Library. If the full-text is not available through the MSJ Library subscriptions, you will see an "Access Options" button that will enable you to make an MSJ Interlibrary Loan request. Example of LibKey Nomad button:
You will also see LibKey Nomad options when viewing the list of references for Wikipedia entries. If the full-text is available through the MSJ Library, a "Download PDF" button will appear. An "Article Link" button may appear for citations that are from sources that do not support direct linking to the PDF. If the article is not available via open access or through a LibKey compatible MSJ Library subscription, an "Access Options" button appears. You will either be directed to non-LibKey compatible resources or to an MSJ Library Interlibrary Loan request option. Example of article links and access options in Wikipedia:
LibKey Nomad behaves much the same way in PubMed as Wikipedia, except you may also see links to complete journal issues in PubMed. This allows for browsing the table of contents for the issue in which an article appears, increasing the chance that you will discover similar articles in the same publication. Example of LibKey in PubMed:
To learn more about LibKey Nomad:
LibKey DOI Search
If you have a DOI (digital object identifier) or PMID (PubMed ID), use the LibKey.io search page to find the DOI's or PMID's corresponding article. If the article is available in MSJ's collection or via open access you will see options for the PDF and/or the article link. If the article is unavailable in the MSJ Library's collection you will have the option to submit an MSJ Interlibrary Loan request. Learn more about LibKey's DOI Search by reading LibKey.io Technical FAQ.
LibKey BrowZine is a search site that lets you browse, monitor, and read specific scholarly journals in subject areas on your computer. It allows you to browse the contents of scholarly journals from both the MSJ Library’s digital journal collections, as well as Open Access collections. (Please note: While LibKey BrowZine permits searches for an individual journal’s Title, Subject, or ISSN, if you are wanting a comprehensive keyword topic search for academic articles, using the MSJ Library’s “Databases A-Z” or “Databases Listed by Subject” are still the best starting points.) LibKey BrowZine organizes the content of these journals into a visually browsable newsstand-style format and offers date coverage from 2005-current issues. With LibKey BrowZine you can:
Example of BrowZine's search screen:
To learn more about LibKey Browzine: