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Quick start to creating IP address recognition links to FirstSearch

The examples below help you get started quickly creating IP address recognition links to FirstSearch on your library's web pages. The links contain special IP address recognition URLs illustrated in the examples.

If you are providing IP address recognition access to FirstSearch for the first time, you can create and test the URLs and links immediately after setting up IP address recognition in the administrative module or about 48 hours (Monday-Friday) after setting it up by submitting the web form. For more information, see Methods for setting up or changing IP address recognition access to FirstSearch.

If your library has more than one FirstSearch authorization

If you have multiple FirstSearch authorizations and want to use an additional authorization for IP address recognition, you must include the autho component in the URL as shown in the second optional URL example. A link using the simple URL example or the first optional URL example logs the user on to FirstSearch using your default authorization for IP address recognition.

Simple IP address recognition URL example

URL example

https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip

Link example

The following example shows the HTML code for a link containing the URL example:

<a href="https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip">OCLC FirstSearch service</a>

Description

The simple URL example includes only the required IP address recognition URL components. A link using this example takes the user directly to the FirstSearch Home screen, which is also the screen displayed after someone logs on manually. This example accepts the default values for all optional URL components. After exiting FirstSearch, the user sees the FirstSearch manual logon screen.

First optional IP address recognition URL example

URL example

https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?done=https://www .oclc.org/

Link example

The following example shows the HTML code for a link containing the URL example:

<a href="https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?done=https://www.oclc.org/">OCLC FirstSearch service</a>

Description

The first optional URL example contains the done optional component specifying the web page the user sees after exiting FirstSearch. In IP address recognition URLs, "?" separates "fsip" from the first optional component.

In the example, "done=https://www.oclc.org/" takes the user to the OCLC home page after the user exits FirstSearch. You can replace "https://www.oclc.org/" with the address of the page you want users to see after exiting the service. You can replace it with "referer" if you want users to see the page containing the link they clicked to access FirstSearch.

If a user's FirstSearch session times out or ends before the user exits properly, the user sees a message indicating that the session has ended. After clicking OK, the user returns to the page containing the link clicked to access FirstSearch.

Second optional IP address recognition URL example

URL example

https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=eco&autho=999999999

Link example

The following example shows the HTML code for a link containing the URL example:

<a href="https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=eco&autho=999999999">Electronic Collections Online database</a>

Description

The second optional URL example contains two optional components: the dbname component specifies the database to be selected when the user enters the service and the autho component specifies the FirstSearch authorization used to log the user on to FirstSearch. In IP address recognition URLs, "?" separates "fsip" from the first optional component and "&" separates one optional component from the next optional component.

In the example, "dbname=eco" selects the Electronic Collections Online database and "autho=999999999" uses "999999999" as the authorization. You can replace "eco" with the dbname value of a FirstSearch database included in your account. A list of dbname values is available at Values for the dbname or db Component. You must replace "999999999" with one of your FirstSearch authorizations.

Working examples of IP address recognition links

The examples below contain IP address recognition links that you can click after IP address recognition is set up for your library. The links will take you into FirstSearch using the default authorization for IP address recognition associated with the IP address of the workstation you are using. Remember to click Exit to exit FirstSearch after you try a link. When you exit, IP address recognition should return you to this page.

For any of these links to work correctly when you try it, the link must use capabilities available from the FirstSearch account for your default authorization. Also the IP address of the workstation you are using must be included in IP address recognition setup information for that authorization.

All examples use the Internet communication method. Example 1 uses WorldCat and other databases in the education topic area. Example 2 uses all databases available from the FirstSearch account. Examples 3 and 5 use the WorldCat database. Example 4 uses the Electronic Collections Online database.

Examples

Example 1

Link FirstSearch databases about education
URL

https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?topic=education&done=referer

Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the screen for selecting databases in the OCLC-defined Education topic area. When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which you entered.


 

Example 2

Link FirstSearch databases
URL

https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?topic=all&done=referer

Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the database selection screen that lists all databases. When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which you entered.


 

Example 3

Link WorldCat
URL

https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=worldcat&done=referer

Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the default search screen for the WorldCat database. When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which you entered.


 

Example 4

Link The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
URL

https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=eco&journal=0007-0882&screen=info&done=referer

Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the journal information screen for The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (ISSN 0007-0882) in the Electronic Collections Online database. When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which you entered.


 

Example 5

Link WorldCat (Spanish-language version)
URL

https://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?language=es&dbname=worldcat&done=referer

Description Log on to the Spanish version of FirstSearch, entering at the default search screen for the WorldCat database. When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which you entered.