WYLD TECHNOTE 018: Find Full Text link in WYLDCAT
An optional service is available to libraries to provide a link to full text coverage tracked by Serials Solutions from the online public catalog. Libraries may opt out of this service by notifying the WYLD Office at wyldstaff @ will.state.wy.us
One part of the service is to provide a link to Serials Solutions from the main (or home) search screen and the full details record in WYLDCAT. This link sends no data and simply opens a new window with the Serials Solutions website.
Fig. 1: links to Serials Solutions (Journal lookup) from search/home & full details screen
The second part of the service uses ISSN data from a retrieved record to send a search to the Serials Solutions eJournal Portal in a new window. This window will then display what, if any, full text coverage is available for that ISSN in the databases tracked by Serials Solutions service.
*note - an ISSN must be present on the record for this link to appear.
Fig. 2 - Journal Linker full text link on the full details screen
Fig. 3 - Text in window that opens to eJournal portal
Fig. 4 - The resulting window after clicking on the Academic OneFile link
Fig. 5 - In the example below (Gale's Academic OneFile) clicking on the link to the journal title in the citation takes the user to a publication index page that shows a browse list of available issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the benefit to adding this service?
The example in the screenshots above shows how electronic access to a title is enhanced by the Journal Linker service. Not all full text journals have MARC records in WYLDCAT. Print copies of journals may not have extensive holdings convenient to users.
- Where will the link to Serials Solutions appear?
The link will appear on the full details screen, in the box on the left. The link is labeled "find full text" and will only appear when an ISSN is on the record
- What ISSNs are tracked?
Any record in WYLD with an ISSN will cause the Journal Linker link to appear, however, only those ISSNs that are tracked within a Serials Solutions eJournal Portal (A to Z list) will return results for full text availability.
- Is it always possible to get to the article level with the Journal Linker service?
Not all vendors support journal or article level deep linking. Sometimes the user needs to re-enter the journal title once they are connected to the external website.
- How does this work for remote users?
Links in the statewide eJournal portal use the State Library's proxy server for remote access. A user from an unrecognized IP address who clicks on a link to a vendor from the eJournal portal will be prompted to log in with their library card and PIN. After authenticating, users go directly to databases that are available statewide.