Q. What tools would you recommend to aid my online research?
We recommend LibKey Nomad, Unpaywall, and Open Access Button. These tools are free and library approved!
LibKey Nomad is a tool that provides one click access to PDFs. The browser plugin for Chrome, Edge, and Firefox pulls data from our UTK library resources and Open Access resources to provide you quick access to full text content. LibKey Nomad is offered by Third Iron, creators of Browzine.
Unpaywall is an open database of free scholarly articles. They harvest Open Access content from over 50,000 publishers and repositories, and make it easy to find, track, and use. You can get their browser extension for free.
Open Access Button is a free tool that allows you to find free, legal articles with just a click. It is available as a Chrome and Firefox browser plugin.
Please see our Library Tutorials page for more helpful information.