IP address recognition

12 FirstSearch screen component

Summary

Include the FirstSearch screen component in the URL to link users directly to a particular database selection screen, database screen, or Electronic Collections Online journal screen within FirstSearch.

Users are linked to the FirstSearch Home screen, which is also the screen displayed after someone logs on manually, when the FirstSearch screen component is not included in a URL.

The following table contains options, formats, and examples for the FirstSearch screen component:

FirstSearch screen Component format Component example
A database selection topic area topic=[topic value] topic=education
A list of all databases available in your FirstSearch account topic=all topic=all
A database's default search screen dbname=[dbname value] dbname=worldcat
A database's basic search screen dbname=[dbname value] &screen=basic dbname=eric &screen=basic
A database's advanced search screen dbname=[dbname value] &screen=advanced dbname=eric &screen=advanced
A database's expert search screen dbname=[dbname value] &screen=expert dbname=worldcat &screen=expert
An Electronic Collections Online journal's information screen dbname=eco&journal=[ISSN] &screen=info dbname=eco&journal=0007-0882 &screen=info
An Electronic Collections Online journal's current issue table of contents screen dbname=eco&journal=[ISSN] &screen=current dbname=eco&journal=0924-669x &screen=current
An Electronic Collections Online journal's list of available issues screen dbname=eco&journal=[ISSN] &screen=available dbname=eco&journal=0924-669x &screen=available
An Electronic Collections Online journal's search screen dbname=eco&journal=[ISSN] &screen=search dbname=eco&journal=0007-0882 &screen=search


A list of topic values is available at <  http:///www.oclc.org/support/documentation/firstsearch/managing/topicvalues/ >.

A list of dbname values is available at <  http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/firstsearch/managing/dbname/ >.

Additional information about linking to Electronic Collections Online journals and links to individual journals are available at <  http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/firstsearch/managing/fsdja/ >.

Notes

You can specify OCLC-defined topic areas or custom topic areas that you define in the FirstSearch administrative module.

To highlight aspects of FirstSearch for your users, you can create separate links on your web pages for individual topic areas, databases, and Electronic Collections Online journals.

Examples of IP-address recognition URLs

Example 1

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?topic=education&done=referer
Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the screen for selecting databases in the OCLC-defined Education topic area. When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which the user entered FirstSearch.


Example 2

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?topic=all&done=referer&route=uk
Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the database selection screen that lists all databases. Use the UK node communication method. When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which the user entered FirstSearch.


Example 3

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=worldcat&done=referer
Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the default search screen for the WorldCat database. When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which the user entered FirstSearch.


Example 4

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=worldcat&screen=expert&done=referer
Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the expert search screen for the WorldCat database. When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which the user entered FirstSearch.


Example 5

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=eric&done=referer&route=uk
Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the default search screen for the ERIC database. Use the UK node communication method. When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which the user entered FirstSearch.


Example 6

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=eco&journal=0007-0882&screen=info
Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the journal information screen for The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (ISSN 0007-0882) in the Electronic Collections Online database.


Example 7

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=eco&journal=0924-669x&screen=available
Description Log on to FirstSearch, entering at the list of available issues for Applied Intelligence (ISSN 0924-669x) in the Electronic Collections Online database.