Linking to full text just got a lot easier!

The LinkSource link resolver has been enabled in most of UNB Libraries’ indexing and abstracting databases, including Academic Search Elite, ERIC, Biological Abstracts, Compendex, MathSciNet, Historical Abstracts, Business Source Premier, and many more.

The purpose of LinkSource is to make it easier for database users to connect to the full text of electronic journal articles for which they have found citations. In databases where LinkSource has been enabled, a blue and green icon with the message “Check for fulltext” usually appears with each citation retrieved in a search.

The LinkSource icon: LinkSource icon

Clicking on the LinkSource icon takes users to a Results screen where they are presented with a list of the available sources for fulltext, from which they can choose. Clicking on one of the links should take them directly to the article, or in some cases, to the table of contents of the journal containing the article.

Every Results screen also has a link to Quest, the Library catalogue, so that users can check to see if the library has the required journal in print. When they click on the Quest link, the search will be performed automatically, and the Quest record will appear if we have the journal. If we have no access to electronic fulltext, the link to Quest will be the only option shown on the LinkSource Results screen.

LinkSource is still being implemented, and some of our smaller journal collections and individual subscriptions will not show up in the Results list yet. Users who do not find a link to full text through LinkSource should still check the UNB Libraries ejournals list to be certain that they do not have access to the electronic version of a particular article. LinkSource will be made available in the remaining indexing and abstracting databases as soon as possible.