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Creating Stable Links to Medical Ebooks: Books @ Ovid

Link to Books @ Ovid (including Lippincott's Clinical Choice)

Always use the IP authenticated link above to access this resource. This will ensure you can create stable links.

This page has been update 08/21/2017: Books @ Ovid recently changed to a new ereader. Ti make links you must exit the ereader and utilize the previous HTML-based viewer to access the "email jumpstart link" button which will allow you to create a stable link.

You CANNOT use the URL to the book that displays in your internet browser's address bar. This URL will time out and be inaccessible within a few hours.

Creating Stable Links to Books in Books @ Ovid Texts

1. Find the book, either through our ebook guide, finding the text in MSU's library catalog, or by searching Books @ Ovid (via the library link to the platform). All of these options will give you a link that can be used without any changes.

2a. In our ebook guide right-click on the book's titles and copy the link. That link can be pasted directly into your course materials. It will already have the ezproxy string attached to it. For example, Berek & Novak's Gynecology is linked like this from our ebook guide: http://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url=http://gateway.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&NEWS=n&PAGE=main&D=baov&PCOSTART=nogy

2b. You can also search for a book in MSU's library catalog. Select the title you want, make sure it is followed by [electronic resource] because this title denotes an electronic book from a print book. In the electronic book's catalog record right-click on the link below the "Available Online:" text. This link contain the ezproxy string and can be pasted directly into course materials.

For example, Berek & Novak's Gynecology is linked like this from the library catalog: http://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&NEWS=n&CSC=Y&PAGE=booktext&D=books&SC=01634959

MSU library catalog record for Berek & Novak's Gynecology

2c. From within the Books @ Ovid platform use the "email jumpstart" button when at the table of contents page to create and copy and the link to the book.

To find the "email jumpstart button":

A. click the "Back to Books" link in the left-hand pane.

 books @ ovid ereader view, click back to books to find the link

B. Using the "Books" tab find the ebook alphabetically by title.

books tab, find books by title section.

C. Click on the title of the ebook not the "view in Book Reader" button

click the title of the ebook

D. Click on the "email jumpstart" link to get the stable URL

click on the "email jumpstart" link to get the stable URL

E. 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.

 

Creating Stable Links to Book Chapters in Books @ Ovid Texts

1. Find the book, either through our ebook guide, finding the text in MSU's library catalog, or by searching Books @ Ovid (via the library link to the platform).

1b. Ebooks will usually display in the new Books @ Ovid ebook reader which will not display an option to "email jumpstart." This "email jumpstart" link is where you get a stable URL from for these book chapters.

To find the "email jumpstart button":

A. click the "Back to Books" link in the left-hand pane.

 books @ ovid ereader view, click back to books to find the link

B. Using the "Books" tab find the ebook alphabetically by title.

books tab, find books by title section.

C. Click on the title of the ebook not the "view in Book Reader" button

click the title of the ebook

D. Navigate to the chapter you want to link to and  click on the "email jumpstart" link to get the stable URL

click on the "email jumpstart" link to get the stable URL

Once you click this button it will open up a new window with the URL for the chapter displayed on it. For example, Berek & Novak's Gynecology Chapter 2: Principles of Patient Care would use this link: http://ovidsp.ovid.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=booktext&D=books1&AN=01634959/15th_Edition/3&XPATH=/OVIDBOOK%5b1%5d/TXTBKBD%5b1%5d/DIVISIONA%5b2%5d/CHAPTER%5b1%5d

The jumpstart URL page display for books @ Ovid

4. 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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