Do you need a journal article faster than you can say “database”?
You’re in luck! The TC Libraries are excited to share LibKey, which allows easy access to PDF downloads when using the QuickSearch function on the TC Libraries homepage.
As part of the Libraries’ BrowZine subscription, LibKey’s quick access means you can skip the work of navigating to the database and checking for access to an article there or seeking out an open access version. There is nothing you need to do to turn LibKey on; it is automatically enabled.
And, if you’re on the move, LibKey Nomad is an extension which allows you to find full-text articles in the Touro Libraries databases via citations across the web, from PubMed to Wikipedia. Once you have installed the extension in your browser, the LibKey icon will appear by links on other websites, allowing you to see if there is an available article.
For help with your research at any stage, from finding articles to crafting citations, contact the Touro College Libraries or check out our Research Guides.
This post was contributed by Georgia Westbrook, Open Educational Resources & Instruction Librarian.
If you haven’t already done so, today is the last day to celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month and take advantage of all of the wonderful resources available from your school and public libraries. Libraries offer way more than just books! Attend workshops, cultural events, and other programming, or explore databases, ebooks, recommendation lists, and blog posts online at your public library. All NYPL and Brooklyn Public Library members also have access to the Lynda.com collection of online courses, a topic we covered recently and a great supplement to you education and professional development.
If you’re a new student at Touro College, your student ID card doubles as your campus library card. To get started borrowing materials, visit any location to get registered. There’s also tons of content you can access without ever leaving home! Choose your off-campus username and password here to use all of our electronic resources wherever you are.
Of course, you can sign-up for a library card any day of the year, but why wait? Whether you’re signing up for the first time or you’ve already got a card, take this opportunity to check out what your library has to offer!