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Can I add my OpenURL server to FirstSearch?

Applies to
  • FirstSearch
Answer

Some libraries use OpenURL servers to help connect their users to available online resources. For example, a user retrieves a record in an online database that contains a description of a document. The user wants to view the full text of the document. The record contains a link that leads to an OpenURL server. The user clicks the link. The link sends information about the document to the server. The server displays a screen that contains links likely to lead to the document or more information about it.

The OpenURL Links feature in the FirstSearch administrative module lets libraries add links in FirstSearch databases that lead to their OpenURL servers.

You can find details about adding your OpenURL server to FirstSearch in Help for the FirstSearch administrative module, and in Link your library, FirstSearch, and other web resources, Open URL links.

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