Linking to Library Resources


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Description of the Problem

Links to library resources work differently than links to other kinds of websites because of how our subscriptions work. Publishers want to be certain only authorized users can access their materials, so they check to see if they recognize the visitor as coming from a subscribing computer--and they include extra information in the URLs to allow them to keep track. One of the side-effects of this is that copying and pasting a link from your browser bar sometimes works, but mostly does not. Sometimes it will just not work. Sometimes it will work for students or faculty on-campus, but not off-campus. You can reliably fix these problems by routing the links through the Tufts libraries' proxy server.

Linking To Entire Books, Journals, Or Databases

Links in the library catalog and elsewhere on the library site are already set up to do this.

  1. Do a title search in the library catalog
  2. Copy the URL associated with the title in the Electronic Access section of the catalog record

Note: links from our E Journals @ Tufts, Database Finder @ Tufts and Research Guides are also already set up.

Linking To Journal Articles And Book Chapters:

  1. Find a permanent URL for your resource
  2. Add this URL to the front of it: https://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=
  3. The resulting URL is a link you can use in Trunk or anywhere else you'd use a link

Example

  1. Find the permanent URL:
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/2256913
  2. Start with the proxy URL:
    https://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=
  3. Add the permanent URL to the end of it:
    https://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=http://www.jstor.org/stable/2256913
  4. Copy the combined URL

You can do this manually, or you can use the automatic link generator:

Tufts Libraries' Automatic Proxy Link Generator

1. Copy and paste the permanent URL here:

2. Click this:

3. Copy and use the resulting link

Procedure For Publishers Who Use Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)

DOI is a standard format for permanent URLs which is increasingly popular in the sciences and social sciences. Many publishers provide their permanent links in this form. It adds one extra step to the process.

  1. Find the DOI
    10.1088/1751-8113/40/28/S11
  2. Start with the proxy URL:
    https://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=
  3. Add this URL to the end of the proxy URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/
  4. Add the DOI to the end of the combined URL
    https://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=http://dx.doi.org/
  5. Copy the combined URL
    https://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8113/40/28/S11

Note: some vendors (like ScienceDirect) do all or part of this work for you. Check to see that the URL they're offering looks like step 4. If it doesn't, add what's needed.

How To Find The Permanent URL or DOI

The other complexity is that we subscribe to our thousands of journals and electronic resources through dozens of publishers. The publishers have different names for permanent URLs (permalink, Infomark, etc.) and don't present them in the same way. Here are suggestions for where to look for permanent URLs for our major services.

ABI Inform
Use the "Document URL" found underneath the citation information

ACM Digital Library
Use the "DOI Bookmark" located under the citation information.

ABI Inform
Use the "Document URL" found underneath the citation information

ACM Digital Library
Use the "DOI Bookmark" located under the citation information.

Acta Sanctorum
Click on the link that says "Durable URL." A pop-up window will open with the URL needed to link to the text. Copy the link.

African American Poetry
Click on the link that says "Durable URL for this text." A pop-up window will open with the URL needed to link to the text. Copy the link.

African American Song
Click on the link that says “View Static URLs”. A pop-up window will open with the URL needed to link to the text. Copy the link.

Alt Press Watch
Click on the option for the article abstract. Copy the Document URL.

American Chemical Society Publications
Use the DOI posted with the article citation on the journal table of contents page.

American Institute of Physics Online Journal
Use the “permalink” posted with the article abstract.

American Periodicals Series Online
Click on “Copy link” at the top of the article page.

American Poetry
Click on the link that says "Durable URL for this text." A pop-up window will open with the URL needed to link to the text. Copy the link.

American Society of Civil Engineers Journals
Use the “Permalink” posted with the article abstract

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Journals
Use the DOI URL underneath the article abstract.

Annual Reviews
Look for the DOI on the abstract for the article.

AnthroSource
Use the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) listed with the citation information on the abstract of the article.

Archive of Americana
(includes: America's Historical Newspapers, American State Papers, American Broadsides and Ephemera, Early American Imprints and Early American Imprints II)
Copy the "Article Bookmark" link on the bottom of the view citation page.

BioOne
Look for the DOI on the abstract for the article.

Birds of America
Look for the DOI with the recommended citation.

Blackwell Synergy
Look for the DOI on the article abstract.

Britannica Online
Scroll down to find the article URL.

Cambridge Journals Online
Use the DOI located with the article citation.

CQ Public Affairs Collection, CQ Researcher, and CQ Weekly
Look for the document URL at the bottom of the article you wish to link.

Credo Reference
To link to an individual book, copy the link in your browser's address window.
To link to an excerpt from a book, look for the URL listed with the citation information at the bottom of the page.

Current Protocols e-books
To link to a chapter within an e-book use the DOI listed with the citation information.

Dissertations and Theses at Tufts University
Click on the option for the article abstract. Copy the Document URL.

Early English Books Online
Click on the Durable URL button, and copy the link.

Ethnic Newswatch
Click on “Copy Link” to see the durable URL

Gale's Infotrac databases (includes: Academic Onefile, Expanded Academic ASAP, Health Reference Center, etc.)
Click on the “Bookmark” link at the top left of the page. Copy the Bookmark URL.

GenderWatch
Click on “Copy Link” to see the durable URL.

GeoScienceWorld
Use the DOI that appears at the top of the abstract.

IEEE Explore
Use the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) listed with the citation information on the abstract of the article.

Institute of Physics Electronic Journals
Use the DOI that appears at the top of the abstract.

JSTOR
Click on “Article Information” for the stable URL.

Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
Look for the DOI on the article abstract.

Massachusetts Newsstand (includes: Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Patriot Ledger, and Telegram & Gazette)
Click on the option for the article abstract. Copy the Document URL.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
Look for the DOI at the bottom of the article.

MDConsult
Look for the "Bookmark URL" at the bottom of an article.

Nature
Look for the DOI near your article title.

Naxos
Click on the "Show Static URL" button. Copy and paste the link.

New York Times
Click on “Copy Link.” Copy the durable link in the pop up window.

Ovid (Journals at Ovid)
You can create links to many fulltext articles that you find in the Your Journals@Ovid section of Ovid.When you find an article you want to link:

1. Click on either "Abstract" or "Complete Reference" and note the accession number at the top of the screen.

2. Copy the accession number into a new Notepad file. It will look something like 00007670-20041000-00041

3. Paste the accession number after https://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=ovid&ISSUE= making sure not to add any spaces, hard breaks, or returns.

4. Your finished link will look like: https://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=ovid&ISSUE=00007670- 200401000-00041

If you want to link to the table of contents of a fulltext journal, paste only the beginning of the accession number, in this case, 00007670, after https://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=ovid&ISSUE=

Patty's Industrial Hygiene
Use the DOI under the bibliographic information to create a stable URL.

PRISMA
Click on the "URL for this record" link located under the article citation. A pop-up window will open with the URL.

Project Muse
Look for the DOI listed under the article citation.

PROLA (Physical Review Online Access)
Look for the DOI listed underneath the article abstract.

Royal Society of Chemistry Online Journals
Use the DOI at the top of the page to create a stable URL:

Sage Journals
Look for the DOI listed underneath with the abstract of the article.

Science
From the Table of Contents view, copy the link labeled Full Text or Full Text (PDF)

Science Direct
Use the DOI posted above the abstract.

Springer Link
Use the DOI near the top of the article to create a stable URL.

StatRef
Click on Get A Link and copy the resulting URL

Taylor and Francis Informaworld
Use the URL in the URL bar, which is the same as the URL provided under "Link"

Wall Street Journal
Click on “Copy Link.” Copy the durable link in the pop up window.

Wiley Interscience
Use the DOI under the bibliographic information.

Linking Using Citation Lists in Trunk

Using the Citation Helper feature in Trunk you can add a list of reliable links to articles to your course site. Links created this way use our FindIt@Tufts service to provide students two-click access to articles; students who are off-campus will be prompted to log in. The directions for direct links still work, but links generated within Trunk are just as reliable and are easier to create.

Within the Resources tool, the last item on the "Add" menu is "Add a Citation List"

Select a source

Import an RIS-formatted file

RIS is a standard format for interchanging citation information. Refworks, Endnote, Zotero, and almost all citation software can export a list in this format. Almost all library databases can do this, also

  1. download or export an RIS-formatted file from a database or your Refworks/Endnote/Zotero/etc. account
  2. import the file into Trunk
  3. review the list
  4. name the list

It's a good idea to double-check and make sure the FindIt@Tufts links work, as sometimes data is lost or garbled in transmission into Trunk. Unfortunately, if this happens it's not fixable on a case-by-case basis and it's best to use one of the other linking options.

Input manually

Get Help With Linking

For help with creating links to library resources, contact:
Tisch Library: Chris Strauber (617-627-2094), e-mail chris.strauber@tufts.edu



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