Link to available full-text articles with one click by downloading the libraries newly-subscribed browser extension, LibKey Nomad. You will be prompted to log in with your UC username and password as needed.

When the browser extension is installed and full-text is available, you will see a prompt in the lower-left side of your browser screen - “Download PDF”, “Article Link”, or “Manuscript Link”.  

If you see an “Access Options” prompt, full-text may not be available at UC and you will can select another route (e.g., interlibrary loan).

Please note: When you see “Access Options”, locate the UC Article Linker button for that reference citation to ensure the best results in accessing existing full text or requesting the article.  The UC Article Linker button may be visible in the summary view or the full record view of the reference citation. For some databases, the button will not be visible and you may see “Link to full text” instead.

Nomad Extension works with Google Scholar

As you may know, you can search Google Scholar and connect to UC-subscribed full-text articles.  You will need to configure Google Scholar UC Libraries access.

Nomad works with Google Scholar.  Instead of seeing “Find Full Text at UC”, you may see “[PDF]” or “[HTML]” and the journal or publisher web address.

Do you use Google Scholar to search for scholarly publications?  Many UC-subscribed full-text journal articles and other resources are available to you at no charge. Follow these steps to configure Google Scholar so that links to UC full-text access appear in search results:

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Sign in to your account (or create one if needed)
  3. Click on the icon in the upper left-hand corner and select “Settings”
  4. Click on “Library Links”
  5. In “Show library access links for (choose up to five libraries)” type University of Cincinnati and click the search icon
  6. Check the box next to “The University of Cincinnati – Find Full-Text at UC” and click “Save” 
screenshot of Google Scholar

*Note: not all articles found through Google Scholar will be available at University of Cincinnati Libraries. For more comprehensive coverage of library resources use the search options at

For complex or in-depth searching of scholarly content, we recommend that you use individual databases in your subject or discipline.

Embedding links to articles, e-books, and other library resources into your course pages allows the students to have direct access to the resource from the vendor - giving students the ability to interact with the resources in a number of ways, including accessibility options. This takes care of any copyright concerns.

There are two important things to remember when you link to library resources:

  1. Use a permanent link to the resource: How to Find a Permalink
  2. Add a proxied URL in front of the permalink. This enables students to open the article or the e-book remotely. The proxied link automatically opens a login window where students enter their UC ID and password.

Proxy Link Generator: Convert a link to a proxied link

(NEW) Proxy Converter: UC Libraries moved to a new proxy system on May3, 2021. This tool will help you convert your old proxy links to new. 

Proxy Go To -  Enter a link and proxy will route you to your destination. 

 EZproxy Bookmarklet (Beta Testing)

You can create an EZproxy bookmarklet to route a web page through the proxy server; once logged in, UC Libraries subscription content will display.

Create a desktop or laptop web browser bookmarklet:

  1. Make sure the bookmarks toolbar is enabled.
  2. Drag the link below onto your browser's bookmarks toolbar:
  3. Navigate to a licensed electronic resource (e.g., JSTOR).
  4. Click on the “UC Libraries Proxy bookmarklet  in your browser's toolbar, which will reload the page via EZproxy, requesting you to login.