UCD eLinks

UCD-eLinks

UCD-eLinks connects scholars directly with full-text articles and ebooks by providing an easy way to move from an article or book citation to the actual publication.  UCD’s authorized users, with proper authentication credentials, can directly access full-text articles from citations, within the journals and ebooks provided by both UCD Library and California Digital Library.

No Full Text Available

If the UCD eLinks button produces results “no full text available,” users can then click ‘interlibrary request.’ Using the ‘interlibrary request’ button will auto fill most of the request form. This service is provided by the UCD library who will fulfill a full-text request from lending libraries, either another University of California institution or a world-wide lending network.

UCD-eLinks lets users:

  • Seamlessly discover and access publications
  • Check to see if an item is available in the UCD libraries
  • Request items not available at UCD Libraries using ‘interlibrary request’
  • Use ‘Report a Problem’ at the article level library record for help during business hours

Where will you see the UCD-eLinks button?

  • In broad discovery tools like library catalogs, Google Scholar (configure for UCD & CDL affiliation),  Melvyl®, and Worldcat
  • In an article database like Web of Science, PubMed
  • Within the article itself (as a citation in the bibliography)
  • In an application like RefWorks, Citation Linker, or LibX

Behind the button

UCD-eLinks relies on discrete pieces of data compiled into a URL. Each piece has to be accurate for the link to work. Many things can prevent a link from taking you to an article:

  • inaccurate data
  • inaccurate library subscription coverage information
  • special characters in the title such as &, @, :, or ( ) may produce false “no full text available” results
  • supplemental and special journal issues have irregular data
  • website problems with cookies and framing and data moving on websites.
  • article level data is unavailable from publisher so user must navigate journal website

Troubleshoot your citation searches by using these additional library tools:

Technology

UCD eLinks runs on Primo software from Ex Libris.