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Linking to Electronic Resources

 

Linking to an electronic article

Find the journal article through LibrarySearch.

Linking to article - permalink in LibrarySearch

Click on the Permalink button, and then click on the Copy the permalink to clipboard to copy the link into your clipboard.

Linking to article - copying article permalink

The link can now be pasted into Canvas, and should look something like this:

https://librarysearch.wlv.ac.uk/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=wj10.1111/j.0014-3820.2002.tb00115.x&context=PC&vid=44UOWO_INST:MAIN&search_scope=MyInst_and_CI&tab=ALL&lang=en

It may not look that pretty, but it is the most reliable link we can provide. This link will always take you to the article record in LibrarySearch (as long as we still have access to the article through at least one provider).

Authentication is also handled by this link – students off campus will be prompted to log in the first time they use one of these links during their browsing session.

Please check that the links work before publishing them. We cannot guarantee that they will continue to work forever but they are much more reliable than links direct to a single publisher.

Linking to an electronic journal

Find the ISSN of the journal using the LibrarySearch. The ISSN will be displayed at the bottom of the journals details.

Linking to ejournals - LibrarySearch ISSN

Append the ISSN to this URL to create your link:

https://librarysearch.wlv.ac.uk/discovery/openurl?institution=44UOWO_INST&vid=44UOWO_INST:MAIN&issn=

So the example becomes: https://librarysearch.wlv.ac.uk/discovery/openurl?institution=44UOWO_INST&vid=44UOWO_INST:MAIN&issn=1551-4897

Linking to an ebook

Find the ISBN of the ebook using LibrarySearch. It will be listed near the bottom of the details about the ebook.

Linking to ebook - LibrarySearch ISBN

It will always be listed under ISBN (do not use the E-ISBN). You can use either the 13 or 10 digit ISBN.

Append the ISBN to this URL to create your link:

https://librarysearch.wlv.ac.uk/discovery/openurl?institution=44UOWO_INST&vid=44UOWO_INST:MAIN&isbn=

So the example becomes: https://librarysearch.wlv.ac.uk/discovery/openurl?institution=44UOWO_INST&vid=44UOWO_INST:MAIN&isbn=9781910391709