- What is LinkIt@Flinders?
- How do I use LinkIt@Flinders?
- A guide to the LinkIt@Flinders menu sections
- What is the LinkIt@Flinders Citation Linker?
- Is there a LinkIt@Flinders FAQ?
LinkIt@Flinders is the name for the Flinders University Library OpenURL service. It is a resource-linking technology that allows users of library databases to link directly from citations in bibliographic databases to the full text of an article (if available) and other services.
LinkIt@Flinders can provide access to the full text of an article or to local journal holdings in the Flinders University Libraray, if there are any available.
Through use of the LinkIt@Flinders Citation Linker, users of the library databases are able to gain access to the full text (if available) and other services for a specific article, simply by entering the article's criteria, provided the user knows the details of the specific article they require.
How do I use LinkIt@Flinders?
As you are searching in the Flinders Library databases, look for the LinkIt@Flinders button or a link to LinkIt@Flinders.
You may have to look around for the button, it doesn't appear in the same place in each database.
Clicking on the LinkIt@Flinders button or link will bring up a menu of available services.
A guide to the LinkIt@Flinders menu:
The menu that appears after clicking on the LinkIt@Flinders button has various sections, each of which is listed below, along with a short description of what it may contain. An example menu is also shown below.
This is the article's information as sent from the database. It includes the title and source of the article. This allows the addition of information that may be missing from the article's citation, in order to make the citation more complete.
This is where to look to find if there are any online subscriptions to the article you have found. If there is one or more full texts available, a list of links to the article will apear. If there is more than one subscription available, choose the database from which you would like to get the full text of the article.
Often, these links will take you directly to the full text of the article, but sometimes you may arrive at a table of contents, where you can then select your article.
If there is no full text available, a message will appear stating no online full texts were found for the citation.
In this section, you can choose to search the Flinders library catalogue to find any print or microform holdings the library may have. A search of the catalogue will automatically start when you click the link.
Recommended articles:Focused solely on the scholarly domain, bX recommendations are based on actual usage data. The service to provides highly granular recommendations that point to specific scholarly articles.
If an online or print version of the article is not available staff and poatgraduste students may request a Document Delivery copy.
Click this option to request a copy of the article via Document Delivery.
The article citation details will be automatically inserted into your request.
Here you can automatically perform Google or SCIRUS searches for the article title, journal/book title, or the author's name. As with the search article options above, the availability of the Google search for author name depends on whether or not the author's name is in the citation information.
Here you can use Web of Science to search for other articles by the same author.
Note that the availability of author searches depends on the presence of the author's name in the citation information. If the author's name is not contained in the citation information, the option to search for the author will not be available.
Here you can use Ulrichs to source information about the journal and publisher.
Other Links :
- The LinkIT@Flinders FAQ link will take you to the list of frequently asked questions relating to LinkIt@Flinders. This is a good place to start if you would like more information about the service.
- The Send to EndNote link lets you quickly and easily export the article details to EndNote, which can be particularly useful if the database in which you found the citation does not provide a way of exporting the record information to EndNote.
To export to EndNote:
More information on using LinkIt@Flinders with EndNote is available.
- Click on the Export to EndNote link.
- EndNote will automatically open. (If an "Open with" window pops-up, choose EndNote)
- EndNote will prompt you to choose a reference library to insert the reference into.
- The record should appear in the reference list.
- The Ask a Librarian link provides you with an online form to send a reference request to a Flinders University librarian.
What is the LinkIt@Flinders Citation Linker?
After finding an article in a database the Flinders University Library subscribes to and keeping a record of the article details, you can connect to the specific article easily by using the LinkIt@Flinders Citation Linker and entering the article's criteria. The Article Finder creates a LinkIt@Flinders menu using the article citation information that you provide. Please note the required minimum fields that need to be submitted in order for the required article to be found.
To find a specific article by entering citation information, go directly to the LinkIt@Flinders Citation Linker.
Is there a LinkIt@Flinders FAQ?
If more information is required, the LinkIt@Flinders FAQs is a good place to start. It contains a list of frequently asked questions about LinkIt@Flinders.