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Linking lets you integrate your resources

Optional linking features let you fully integrate your collections with FirstSearch at no extra charge

FirstSearch links library ownership information from WorldCat to search results in other FirstSearch databases, so your users know at a glance which libraries own an item.

Inbound linking connects reference resources outside FirstSearch to full text in the Electronic Collections Online archive, as well as library ownership information and fulfillment options such as OCLC Interlibrary Loan and document delivery from Infotrieve. Partners include CSA EBSCOhost, Ulrichs, Ex Libris SFX, Gale Infotrac and others.

Outbound linking originates within FirstSearch and links out to your library’s Web-based catalog, OpenURL resolver, JSTOR archive collections (if your library subscribes to them), Infotrieve and other libraries’ Z39.50 catalogs.

Enable links to OCLC Interlibrary Loan from FirstSearch databases, and customize the ILL request form for your institution, so your users can initiate their own requests. You control which databases link to ILL and whether requests are first reviewed by library staff or are sent directly to OCLC ILL participating libraries through the OCLC ILL Direct Request Service.

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