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African and African Diaspora Studies

Find Scholarly Sources

Recommended Search Tools

Start with these databases to find scholarly African and African Diaspora Studies articles

Searching in Article Databases

This video demonstrates how to search a database (search tool) to find scholarly sources. All databases look a little different, but most will have similar features like a search box and features for filtering your search results.

Recognizing Scholarly Sources

Use the "Get-It" feature to find Full-text Articles

African and African Diaspora Studies Related Journals @ UWM

LibKey Nomad

What is LibKey Nomad?

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that makes off-campus searching easier. While searching, you can quickly see which articles are available to you through UWM Libraries. LibKey Nomad works on publisher websites, PubMed, and even Wikipedia to connect you to scholarly resources. If UWM does not have the full text, LibKey Nomad will link you to Search@UW where you can make an InterLibrary Loan request.

LibKey Nomad connects you to resources while preserving your privacy. No personal account is needed, and LibKey Nomad does not track users or store your ID after you close your browser. When you click on a LibKey Nomad link, it will take you to UWM's ePanther login and then straight on to the full-text article. After you login once, you won't have to login again until you close your browser.

Getting Started
  • Install the LibKey Nomad extension on your browser 
  • Search for and select University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from the list of institutions
    • The LibKey Nomad icon will appear in the top right of your browser window
  • Start your search
    • When you are on a page where you can download an article, the LibKey Nomad button will appear in the bottom left of your browser


Watch the video below to learn more and see how to install LibKey Nomad on your computer.
Still have questions?

Check out the LibKey Nomad Technical FAQ or contact UWM's LibKey administrator, Lynne Jones.