As a member of the University of Essex, you have access to the 4 LibKey apps. These are LibKey Discovery, Link, Nomad, and .io
Each of these apps will help you in finding and accessing resources.
LibKey Nomad is a plugin for you web browser that lets you access articles while browsing the web.
It can be installed on Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Vivaldi. It is currently unavailable on Safari.
Once you've downloaded LibKey Nomad, just set your institution to University of Essex and the plugin will do the rest.
Once set up, LibKey Nomad will do a couple of things.
LibKey.io allows you to search for articles via their DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
A DOI is a unique serial number given to every published article. It is usually a string of number.
You can use the LibKey.io search below (which also appears on our website) to find the article and find the quickest access to it.
A DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a unique string of letters, numbers, and symbols attached to a file or document so that it can always be found on the internet. Even if the URL to the document changes, the DOI will always remain the same.
You can usually find an article or document's DOI with it's title or within the first page.
Examples of DOIs:
An Analysis of the Pricing of Traits in the U.S. Corn Seed Market is 10.1093/ajae/aaq063
The Characterization of Twenty Sequenced Human Genomes is 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001111