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Full text access

The tools on this page help you to avoid paywalls when accessing online books and journals.

Libkey Nomad

Download button in a bibliography

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that enables instant access to PDFs, or other Library links for articles and ebooks from hundreds of scholarly sites, as well as wikipedia.

As you browse scholarly sites it automatically displays buttons for Bond Library subscriptions and services for:

  • PDF downloads
  • Links to journal table of contents
  • Article links to html
  • Access options to request a copy
  • Manuscript links or pdfs
  • Links to ebooks (New Februrary 2023)

This browser extension is installed for Edge, Firefox and Chrome on Bond University computers. The Library's licence includes use on your personal computers.

Download LibKey Nomad

After installation, open the extension and choose Bond University from the list of institutions to ensure you get full-text access and avoid paywalls.

Full text access in reference managers

Tools such as Endnote and other reference managers can be configured to locate via Library Search, full text from citation data. The details you may need to configure are:

Copy and paste these into your reference manager settings.

Find it @ Bond

In some of our subscription databases you will see a blue button - 'Find It @Bond'. This button will be useful when full text is not available directly in the interface you are using. It will take the resource details and check Library Search for availability. If it is not available in full text you will get the option to request the resource.

You can turn on this feature in Google Scholar by setting up your library links.

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Open the settings
  3. Select Library Links
  4. Search for 'Bond Library'
  5. Tick 'Bond University Library - Find It @Bond'
  6. Click Save
    Google Scholar record

Reload site via Bond Library for access

This ezyproxy bookmarklet will give you access to journals and other subscription-only content from off-campus or the wireless network with one click via Bond Library. If you access content via Library Search or the electronic resources page, you won't need to use this tool as those sources already know about ezproxy. But, if you have discovered content from Google, or Twitter, or someone has emailed you a link this tool will make it easy to get to the full text.


Drag this button to your bookmark toolbar to reload a pay-walled content page via the Library's ezproxy authentication. This will reload the page, ask you to authenticate via the off-campus login and then pass you through to the full text content if it is in the Library collection of e-resources. There are a few e-resources that do not use ezproxy, but the majority will work.

Hint! Drag the button to your bookmarks bar, don't click the button


Dragging a button to the bookmark bar

Open Access