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Constructing Links to Subscribed Resources

Why use a link instead of sharing the full article?

  • Licence agreements do not permit sharing on intranet, internet or elearning sites.
  • Risk to ongoing subscriptions - usage looks low, so subscriptions may be targeted for cancellation.

​Article links need to exclude all extraneous information such as session IDs that may be appended to the main article link. Session IDs usually begin with a  ?  and are at the end of a URL - eg    ?dgcid=raven_sd_via_email

Links must go via the platform the Library's subscription is available through - for instance, the Lancet links must go via a ScienceDirect link and not the Lancet home site itself.

Do NOT use the form of the link once you have connected to an article when sharing or hyperlinking to it - ie you end up here - https://www-acpjournals-org.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/doi/10.7326/M20-0336  BUT the correct link format to share or reuse is https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-0336  The first type MAY work but is not a reliable way to represent the link.

Publishers with complex link structures

Most publisher links can be converted by the simple addition of the Library's prefix (https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=)  to the front of an article URL - from https://doi.org/10.7326/M20-1423  to this https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=https://doi.org/10.7326/M20-1423

However some publishers have complex linking structures.

If you have trouble constructing a reliable link - ask us to help you.

Journals@Ovid and Books@Ovid links - click on a link called 'Email PDF Jumpstart' to reveal the link structure for an article. eg - the link will look like this -
https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=https://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&AN=00000132-200901000-00010&D=ovft&PDF=y 

Ovid is now providing a simpler linking structure for LWW titles for articles with DOIs - these will now work without having to use the structure shown above.  For example this link https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000002985 will now work like this https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?=https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000002985

ClinicalKey article links have this structure - 
https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com.au/playContent/1-s2.0-S0972978X16301660
After navigation to the article you wish to link to, copy the final part of the URL that appears in the browser - eg 1-s2.0-S0889852916301037 to the string before it to create a new link.
https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com.au/playContent/1-s2.0-S0889852916301037

ProQuest
After navigation to the article you wish to link to, copy the final part of the URL that appears in the browser - eg docview/2013657724/B8C20B4B7A2E449BPQ/12?accountid=33906
and add it to the end of this url
https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/health to create a new link.
e.g. https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/health/docview/2013657724/B8C20B4B7A2E449BPQ/12?accountid=33906