Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2016     Views: 56

  • Yes: When viewing the Find it! menu, you can copy the URL from your browser's location bar.
  • You can also use the Email and Export buttons on the Find it! menu. You can either have a reference and URL emailed to you, or download the reference (including the URL) directly to EndNote for later use.
  • The URLs obtained in this way are "stable" in the sense that they are Find it! URLs rather than direct links. They should continue to work if our supplier for the e-journal changes or even if we cease to have access - in the latter case the Find it! menu will direct users to the library catalogue (to check for print copies) and inter-library loans service.
  • To capture a stable URL:
    • First find the article that's of interest to you via a database search.
    • When the reference for the article appears, click on the Find it! link.
    • When the Find it! menu appears, copy the URL from the location bar or your browser.
  • To download the reference to EndNote:
    • Before attempting this, please ensure you already have an existing EndNote library into which you want to import the reference. EndNote will ask you to select which library you want to use when you click on Export, but won't give you an opportunity to create a new one.
    • First find the article that's of interest to you via a database search.
    • When the reference for the article appears, click on the Find it! link.
    • When the Find it! menu appears, click on the Export button.
    • From the options lists, select either Directly to EndNote basic (for EndNote Web) or Directly to EndNote, ProCite or Reference Manager (for desktop EndNote).
    • Click on the Export button at the bottom of the list.
    • Some browsers may ask you whether you want to open the file with Web Export Helper. Confirm you do. Other browsers may just go to the next step automatically.
    • EndNote will open (if it isn't already running) and will ask you which library you want to import into, or you will be asked to log into EndNote Web if you aren't already logged in.
    • Select the library to which you want to add this record.
    • EndNote will open it and import the citation. The citation will include the stable Find it! URL.