Link to Individual Resources

For example, CSA allows you to link from citation to many resources.

  • Labor intensive - must customize list of links in each database.
  • Date range a problem for OPAC and ejournal holdings
  • Little consistency in link label, available resources, etc
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Link to OpenURL Resolver

  • Enable single link in each database
  • Present all possible matches from central database
  • Consistent label and results
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What is an OpenURL Resolver?

  • Accepts citation information in standard format
  • Decodes citation into article title, journal title, author, etc
  • Searches central database for resources that match the citation
  • Presents links to (possible) resources