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PSYC 101 and PSYC 160 Alternative Activity Guides: Home

This Course Guide is dedicated to the PSYC Alternative Activity


  • The Quiz deadline is April 23, 2024 at 5:00pm.
  • Use the Tabs above or the Links below to select your PSYC course. 
  • Read the article.
  • Follow this link to complete the Quiz on the article you selected.
  • Questions about the quizzes, deadlines, or participant pool? Contact Participant Pool Coordinator at
  • General questions about library resources (NOT about quizzes or the participant pool)? Contact Liz Chenevey at


Options for accessing the articles:

  • Connect From On-Campus (computer labs, libraries, residence halls, campus wi-fi)
  • Install LibKey Nomad to your browser to connect to Libraries resources from wherever you are!

LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that connects you with articles that are library-licensed or open access. LibKey Nomad is available for Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Brave, and Vivaldi.

When using LibKey Nomad, you will automatically be directed to the best available version of an article so you don't need to search in multiple places. When the full text of an article is not available, you will be provided with options to request the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

LibKey Nomad does not require you to create a personal account. It does not track users or hold credentials, and it is only active when you are on the web page of a scholarly publisher or database.

Getting Started

  1. Install the LibKey Nomad extension for your browser of choice. (Note: A user account is not required to use the extension.)
  2. Search for and select "James Madison University" from the list of institutions. See images below.
  3. When you are on publisher websites, Wikipedia, PubMed, and more, you can look for the LibKey Nomad button to download PDFs.

LibKey Nomad browser extension institution lookup example

Publisher Websites

When you're browsing publisher sites and other web pages, LibKey Nomad provides a link to download the PDF of an article available through the JMU Libraries. It is not necessary to first connect through the JMU Libraries website. If the full text of the article is not available through the JMU Libraries subscriptions, an "Access Options" button will appear, and you will see options for requesting the article through ILL. See example in the image below.

Publisher webpage Libkey integration example