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Creating Stable Links to Medical Ebooks: Library Catalog & Other Platforms

Searching for other books

If you are looking for a specific book and cannot find it in our eBook collections try searching for it in our library catalog (search box below). Basic instructions for linking to books you find in our catalog can be found in this tab. For more detailed instructions about linking to a particular book or chapter within that book please contact Iris at iriskg@mail.lib.msu.edu

Advanced Catalog Search

Search for a book in MSU's library catalog. Select the title you want, make sure it is followed by [electronic resource] because this means you are looking at an electronic book not a print book.

In the electronic book's catalog record right-click on the link below the "Available Online:" text and copy the link. This link contain the ezproxy string and can be pasted directly into course materials with no changes.

 

Other ebook platforms

Book: Click on the "Share link to book" iconebrary share link to book icon to get a link that includes the proxy1/2.cl.msu.edu string

Chapter: Click on the chapter, choose the link icon form the top menu panel. This will generate a that includes the proxy1/2.cl.msu.edu string to this page in the text.

ebrary toool bar with stable link icon highlighted

Like all the other resources mentioned in previous tabs, You MUST change this URL or it may not load efficiently for users. The changes to the URL only involve the first section of the URL - remove the .proxy1(2).cl.msu.edu string. Add the standard EZProxy string (http://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url=) to the front of the URL and the link should work.t

Wiley Online Library includes DOIs (Digitial Object Identifier) numbers that you should use as a stable link. Copy the DOI from the book's information (shown below) and add it to this URL: http://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/

For example, Hepatology: Diagnosis and Clinical Management would use this stable link: http://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118314968

Book: You can use the URL from the browser once you are at an ebooks landing page.

Book Chapter: From the book's table of contents find the chapter you would like to link to, right-click on the PDF link below the chapter's title; copy and that link.

For both book's and chapter's You MUST change this URL or it may not load efficiently for users. The changes to the URL only involve the first section of the URL - remove the .proxy1(2).cl.msu.edu string. Add the standard EZProxy string (http://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url=) to the front of the URL and the link should work.

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