Link Resolver/OpenURL Service

The OHSU Library has a link resolver service called openurl.  

  1. What is “Find It@OHSU Library” button?
  2. How do I access it? What does the button do? 
  3. Why can't I go directly to the article?
  4. Which databases offer the Link Resolver/OpenURL service?
  5. Is Link Resolver/OpenURL service available from off-campus?
  6. How do I set this service up with EndNote?
  7. How do I set this service up with Zotero?
  8. How do I set this service up with Google Scholar?
  9. How do I set this service up with other web service that asks me for my Link Resolver/OpenURL Resolver?
  10. I'm having a problem with this service.   Whom do I contact?

 

  1. What is “Find It@OHSU Library” button?
    It is a service that takes you from an article citation in a database to full text available in the OHSU Library’s collections.  The “Find It@OHSU Library” button will provide links to as many access points as possible making it easier to find full text.

  2. How do I access it? What does the button do?
    If you search a database that has been set up to work with our link resolver, you’d see this button. Click the button, and a new browser window will open, displaying a menu of options.

  3. Sometimes when I click a link to full text, I am taken to the journal home page. Why can't I go directly to the article?
    In most cases, full text links go directly to the article. However, some publishers do not allow direct linking to articles, so you have to navigate through the site to find the article you want.

  4. Which databases offer the Link Resolver/OpenURL service?
    • EBSCOHost
    • Ovid
    • PubMed
    • ScienceDirect
    • Scopus
    • And more

  5. Is Link Resolver/OpenURL service available from off-campus?
    Yes. You can access the link resolver from any workstation with an Internet connection. However, many of our resources are restricted to OHSU faculty, staff, and students only. If you click a link to one of these resources from off-campus, you will be prompted to log in.

  6. How do I set this service up with EndNote?
    In Preferences, choose Find Full Text option.
    Make sure all available search options are checked.
    Enter this URL "http://librarysearch.ohsu.edu/openurl/OHSU/ohsu_services_page" in the OpenURL Path box.
    Click OK.

    endnote_openURL

  7. How do I set this service up with Zotero?
    Choose Preferences from the Tool menu on the top bar.
    Enter this URL "http://librarysearch.ohsu.edu/openurl/OHSU/ohsu_services_page" on the Resolver line, and choose 1.0 from the Version pulldown menu.
    Click OK.

    Zotero_openURL

  8. How do I set this service up with Google Scholar?
    Choose Settings from the Google Scholar:

    Google_Scholar1

    Click on "Library links".
    Search for "Oregon Health".
    Select "Find It@OHSU Library" and click Save.

    Google_Scholar2

  9. How do I set this service up with other web service that asks me for my Link Resolver/OpenURL Resolver?
    When asked for the link to your resolver, enter this base URL:
    http://librarysearch.ohsu.edu/openurl/OHSU/ohsu_services_page

    Currently the following web-based bibliography services have been tested to work:
    • WizFolio
    • Mendeley
    • DocPhin
    • Trip Database

    For Mendeley or Trip Database, you'd need to select OHSU under Settings - Your Institutions and save it.


  10. I'm having a problem with this service.   Whom do I contact?
    If your problem isn't listed there, please contact us.