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OpenURL settings

There are some changes you should make in your software settings to use the Virginia Tech Library's OpenURL server, which will allow you to search for full-text documents, search Addison and Summon, and link to ILLiad to request items through interlibrary loan.

(If you have already obtained a copy of an article, then connecting to the library's openURL server is unnecessary.)

Go to the EndNote Preferences menu and check the OpenURL box and then modify the existing information in the OpenURL Path box:

  • OpenURL path for on-campus: http://su8bj7jh4j.search.serialssolutions.com/
  • OpenURL path for off-campus: http://login.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu:8080/login?url=http://su8bj7jh4j.search.serialssolutions.com/

Also in Preferences, click on URLs & Links and replace ?sid=ISI:WOS with ?sid=sersol in the OpenURL Arguments box.

Once you set the OpenURL server, you can easily see what articles are available electronically by selecting the OpenURL link command.. Assuming there is an article link available, click there to go the full text and then download the article to your computer. You can link to the article text using the File Attachments field (References --> File Attachments --> Attach File). You will then see an icon representing the document type (e.g., PDF, HTML). Clicking it will open the file.


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