LibKey Link can be used anywhere you are currently using your Link Resolver to connect users from results in a database to the full text collections of your library. This guide below is designed to save you time by pointing out the method to update your link resolver base URL tin several popular services you may be using already at your library.
LibKey Link OpenURL format (for all databases except for PubMed):
And a PubMed specific link syntax:
Google Scholar is most popularly populated by your link resolver vendor. Here are instructions on how to update this in many popular systems. Because Google Scholar refreshes itself only periodically, please allow 7-10 days for changes you make to be reflected in Google Scholar.
Per these linked instructions,
this is handled via a Publishing Profile. A configurable element in this process is the “OpenURL base” which is where your LibKey Link will be placed.
Changing the base URL requires re-registering SFX with Google Scholar per these linked instructions
. This function is available within the SFX Admin Tool.
Email EBSCO customer support to request they update the URL used in Google Scholar for your institution.
TDNET / OVID Discovery
Contact TDNet Support for assistance to inquire about options to use LibKey Link in Google Scholar via their support page here.
Modifying the link resolver settings for Scopus are done through the Elsevier Admin tool. Per the guide seen at this link, page 7 outlines how to setup linking to a link resolver with a field to configure the Base URL of your link resolver.
Per their support page you can view here, setting up openURL linking in Web of Science is done via an email to their support desk. The email address to contact is email@example.com.
In PubMed your Link Resolver is configured using the LinkOut Library Submission Utility. Login with your institutional account and edit your Outside Tool Base URL there.
Remember to use the PubMed-Specific LibKey Link which has a syntax like this:
You can add a LibKey Link to your EBSCOhost
databases by way of the Custom Links feature.
You should not
have to use any of the "advanced features" when using LibKey Link mentioned in the linked support article.