UC-eLinks provides a way for users to
- Easily move from an article or book citation to the actual publication online
- Check availability in the UC libraries
- Request items unavailable on home campuses
- Ask a question using Ask a Librarian
Where will you see the UC-eLinks button?
- In broad discovery tools like library catalogs, Google Scholar, Melvyl®, campus A-Z lists, campus websites
- In an article database like Web of Science, PubMed
- Within the article itself (as a citation in the bibliography)
- In an application like RefWorks, Citation Linker, or LibX
How does it work?
- UC-eLinks runs on SFX software from Ex Libris.
- Learn more about UC-eLinks’ functionality and the SFX services activated in UC-eLinks.
UC-eLinks is everywhere
Link resolvers, like UC-eLinks, put links where users are — Google Scholar, PubMed, PsycInfo, and other popular sources.
- Puts links everywhere with maintenance in one place.
- Links are customized to users (for example, access codes are embedded into OpenURLs.)
- SFX is open software that we can modify and extend functionality.
Behind the button
UC-eLinks relies on discrete pieces of data compiled into a URL. Each piece has to be accurate for the link to work. Many things can prevent a link from taking you to an article:
- inaccurate data
- inaccurate holdings information
- website problems with cookies and framing and data moving on websites.
These are some hard working links.
If you already have a citation, use this form to get the publication
ejournals licensed by each campus (plus CDL titles)
ejournals licensed by CDL (updated weekly)
sample “tile” showing popular articles in broad subject areas