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EUI Links: Linking to Full-text

What is the EUI Links service?

EUI Links is a service offered by the EUI Library which uses a software that creates links between bibliographic citations and their full-text using the OpenURL standard . In this way, information from a citation in a database is compared with the full-text electronic journals subscribed to by the EUI Library. If it finds a match (journal title and year), the software provides users with a link to the full-text in the appropriate database, even if it is different from the one in which the citation is listed.

As of January 2017, the EUI Library has entered a transition period in which the software behind EUI Links is being moved from SFX to EBSCO. During the coming months users may encounter references to both EBSCO and SFX, however the end result of getting users to full-text should be the same.

How do I use EUI Links?

The display and location of this link varies from database to database. Look for one of these buttons: EUILINKS or a textual link for " EUI Links ", " Full-text @ EUI Library " , " Other EUI Resources " -  the text displayed may vary depending on the database in which it is found. Below is an example of the EUI Links service as presented in Ovid's Econlit database.





In this example, clicking the "EUI LINKS" button will open a new tab which displays resources related to the article entry, and if available, a direct link to the full-text.

For some databases, the link to full-text will go directly to the article; in other instances users may be taken to the journal or database homepage and you will need to navigate to the appropriate volume and issue to view the article - this is dependant upon the ability of the external database to resolve OpenURLs.



In which databases will I find the EUI LINKS link or button?

EUI LINKS is available from a growing number of research databases.


What if full-text is not listed in the EUI LINKS window?

There are many reasons why a link to the full-text of an article or book won't appear in the EUI LINKS window. It may be that the database where you clicked the link originally did not send enough citation information in the OpenURL to allow the software to determine whether EUI Library users have access to full-text.

Always check the Library Catalogue to see if the source item (e.g. journal title) is available in electronic or print format. Check the article's publication year against the Library's holdings as listed in the Catalogue record, to confirm whether the Library owns the specific issue you need.


What if I encounter a problem or a broken link?

If you encounter a problem when using an EUI LINKS link, please submit a Problem Report Form . Please include as many details as possible, including the database where you found the link, the citation, and if possible, the URL that displays in the EUI LINKS browser window.


Page last updated on 17 November 2017