The LibKey Nomad browser extension makes locating full-text easier

LibKey Nomad is a Chrome browser extension that links to our BrowZine account and makes it easier to see which articles you have full-text access to when using sites like PubMed, Wikipedia and some scholarly publisher websites. The extension is available for staff and students of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

To install the extension, visit the Chrome Web Store and follow the instructions to add it to your Chrome browser. The extension is only currently available for Chrome.

Once installed, select ‘Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’ as your institution.

If you then visit PubMed, Wikipedia or any of the other sites that are supported (see the list of publishers supported for more information) links to the PDF or full-text copy will shortly appear where we have a subscription to that journal.

This is a very new service, and does seem to have a few drawbacks. For one thing, it can be very slow for full-text links to appear. It also doesn’t seem to work on all the scholarly publishing sites it’s supposed to. Once you’ve accessed the site that holds the full-text, you may still need to go through a few step to login with an NHS OpenAthens account.

Hopefully these issues will be ironed out, and it will prove to be an increasingly useful tool for locating full-text articles.

Note that LibKey Nomad doesn’t provide links in Google Scholar, but we have set up the ability for you to add links by using the Library Links feature.

 

 

 

 

BrowZine now available for SaTH staff and students

We have a new subscription to the BrowZine journal tool for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust staff. Feedback and usage were both positive in our trial, so we felt we should go ahead and purchase it.

BrowZine allows you to browse journals by subject, browse contents pages, bookmark your favourite journals and articles, and in many cases access the full-text with one-click. The mobile App also allows you to download PDF copies of articles for offline reading, and get notifications when new issues of your favourite journals are published.

Visit our BrowZine page to access our journals on your desktop. If you want to bookmark journals or articles, simply create a free BrowZine account. Alternatively, download the BrowZine app for Android and iOS devices (to use the app, you’ll need an NHS OpenAthens account to authenticate it). The app makes access even easier – as it is NHS OpenAthens authenticated, you won’t have to log in again to get access to articles in most cases, making access literally one-click.

Both the desktop and mobile app versions allow you to add journals to virtual bookshelves, which you can name, and you can also create collections of articles. Both bookshelves and collections are synchronised across desktop and mobile app.

For more information, download our brief guide to BrowZine.

For anyone that is not affiliated to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, you can still check which journals you have access to by using the ‘Journals’ tab on OmniSearch and selecting your organisation from the dropdown menu.