Last Updated: 05 Dec, 2022     Views: 248

Because there are so many types of subscription eresources provided by many publisher on different platforms under varying license agreements there is not one way to link to an eresource that will work in every situation. Most will work using one of the following methods (all require the recipient be a JCU account holder):

  • Permanent link: One Search's Permalink feature is the simplest way to create a link to an article
  1. Find the item in One Search
  2. Click on the quotation marks symbol next to the item
  3. Click on Permalink
  4. Click Copy the Permalink to Clipboard
  5. Paste the link to an email or web page (provided the item actually links to the full text)
  • Elibrary Tool: Copy the URL from an item and convert it to a working 'starting point URL'. This requires a JCU account holder. Note that links to Open Access items will give an error if processed through EZproxy.
  1. Find the item
  2. Copy the URL in the address bar
  3. Paste it into the elibrary tool (EZproxy widget) which will create a properly formatted Remote Access link.
  4. Test it (if it fails check if your target platform has a workaround listed on the tool page).
  5. If the elibrary tool doesn't work for you please contact the Library and we will identify a working URL for you to share.
  • OpenURL (Find It @ JCU Library): a good option for long term links (because it will present the article from whatever platform it is available at the time the link is clicked so is not as impacted by subscription changes) and is also smart enough to only use the elibrary tool when it is required
  1. Use Citation Linker or the Find It button to display the item you want (note that what you see as soon as Find It opens is what your user will see (any navigation you do within Find It is not reflected in the URL))
  2. Copy the URL in the address bar
  3. Paste it to where you want to use it
  • DOI: Not all items have a DOI - and sometimes we do not have subscription access to the 'DOI' version of an item - but it can be useful - particularly if you want to share at least the citation of an item with someone from outside of JCU, and let them determine whether they can access it from their own institutional access.
  • What is a DOI?
  • How do I use a DOI to get the full text of a journal article?