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LibKey and BrowZine

For easier navigation to journal articles – try LibKey and BrowZine! These are tools that help you find PDF files of scholarly journal articles as simple as possible. No confusing navigation, and reduced waiting for different web pages to load.

You will find that LibKey is already seamlessly available in Scopus and Web of Science result lists, all you need to do is to use the @chalmers-links. There are also more ways to easy utilize this service. Read more below.

Get PDF by DOI

Simply go to the large search box at the top of the library website, here you can unfold our search filters. Select the filter "Find PDF". When the filter is selected – drop in a DOI number of an article (or a PMID) in the search box and press enter.

You will immediately get the PDF article without having to wait for different pages to load. If Chalmers have no subscription for the article, you will be directed to our document delivery service.

Instructions for the service Get PDF

LibKey Nomad browser plugin

For those of you who search on the open web (such as Google Scholar) without starting at the library, we recommend the browser plugin. It’s particularly useful when off campus/off Chalmers network.
To install the plugin, go to, add to your browser and select “Chalmers University of Technology” from the drop-down list.

LibKey will assist you in navigating to the PDF from result lists and/or article pages. You don’t have to be logged in in advance. LibKey will take care of the authorization and present you with CID (Chalmers ID) login when necessary.

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The browser plugin provides you with the following PDF icon when the article is available for Chalmers:

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If Chalmers have no subscription for the article, LibKey will be directing you to the Chalmers library document delivery service to get hold of the material in other ways:

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Read e-journals in BrowZine

BrowZine is a tool that allows you to easily browse, read, and keep up-to-date with current scholarly journal content on any device. All Chalmers subscribed journals are available here – in one place!

You can save favourite journals in your own bookshelf, get to the PDF files in one click and export citations to reference management systems as Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero.

Simply go to to start browsing or download the BrowZine app and select “Chalmers University of Technology” from the drop-down list.

You may also download the app to your mobile device.