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5 ways to get the most out of the Library Catalogue

This month the Library is highlighting some useful features that will help you get the most out of the Library Catalogue. These features work best when signed in. You can sign in using the MyLibrary or Sign in button in the top right of screen on the Library website or Catalogue.

1. Save your favourites

To save resources to your personal favourites list, select the pin icon on right of individual resources.

To save a whole search set, select the pin icon at the top of your search results.

The list of your favourite resources and searches can be found by selecting your name in the top right of screen and choosing Saved items.

2. Set up alerts

To set up an email alert for new resources on a specific topic, create a search and save it to your favourites folder following the instructions above. Then go to your Saved items, and choose the heading Saved searches. Locate the search you would like to receive alerts for, then select the bell icon. The alert will be sent to your UniSA email by default.

3. Personalise your results

You can personalise your search results to your research or teaching discipline to see more relevant results from the Catalogue. Select the Personalise option at the top of your search results, tick the relevant disciplines, and select Personalise it!

Once your disciplines are set, personalisation can easily be toggled on and off using the Personalise button.

4. Use voice searching

The Catalogue can now be searched using speech recognition. To use this feature, select the microphone icon in the search bar and begin speaking your search terms.

5. See what’s new

It’s easy to see new resources that have been added to the Library collection. Run a search on your topic of interest, then using the Refine my results menu on the left, locate the filter for Recently added and select the time period you would like to see.

LibKey Nomad™ Google Chrome extension

Get the PDF of your reference with one click!

LibKey Nomad™ is a Google Chrome extension that makes it easy to access journal articles anywhere on the internet. Once activated you’ll know Nomad is working when it starts adding download links in real-time to web pages. 

How to install the LibKey Nomad™ Google Chrome extension:
  • Open Chrome
  • Click here or visit the Chrome Web Store and search for "LibKey Nomad" to view the extension details
  • Click the "Add to Chrome" button and confirm when prompted to install the extension:
    Add Nomad to Chrome
  • In the next screen you will be prompted to activate LibKey Nomad™. Start by searching for "University of South Australia" in the Select Institution box:
    Search for institution
  • LibKey Nomad™ will then confirm you have successfully chosen your institution:
    Institution confirmed
  • With the Nomad extension activated in Chrome you will see direct links to relevant articles and PDFs load in real-time on websites such as Wikipedia with the following icon:
    Nomad download PDF
  • Click the icon link and login with your UniSA credentials if asked. You will then have access to the content you’ve requested!
  • Example of what you can expect to see:

Example LibKey Nomad


BrowZine lets you browse, locate, access and compare different journal sources by title or discipline, including tables of contents and articles. In terms of coverage, BrowZine™  works with most publishers globally to support visualisation and integration, and where they don’t, links are still provided as the service is based on all journals holdings from the library catalogue (apart from print).

Access BrowZine here or access it any time from the “Journals” link in the catalogue menu bar.

How to install BrowZine for your mobile device:
  1. Download BrowZine: From your Android, iOS or Kindle Fire Device, visit the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. Search for "BrowZine" and download the app to your device. (If you have previously been using BrowZine with our Open Access Library, please delete the app and reinstall it.)
  2. Access BrowZine: Tap on the app icon to open BrowZine. A list of libraries will appear, please select University of South Australia.  Enter your credentials, these will be the same used for remote access. 
  3. Start browsing! Use the Subject dropdown menu to browse by subject categories or our Titles A-Z to find a specific title by name. 

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