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What is Get it through JEWL?

Get it through JEWL is the Walker Library’s name for its OpenURL link resolver.

What is a link resolver and how does it work?

A link resolver uses OpenURL technology to find articles online from citations. When a user finds an article citation sometimes a direct link to it is not available from the citation. The link resolver uses a string of data from the citation to find links to the full-text that library users can access. Sometimes the link resolver cannot match to the exact article but to the webpage of the journal that contains the article.

What do I do?

Click the “Check Availability” or MT button from a citation. The Get it through JEWL page will display links. They may include some or all of the following:

  1. A link to the full-text version of the article online or as a pdf (there may be more than one link)
  2. A link to webpage for the e-journal that contains the article
  3. A link to request the article through Interlibrary Loan
  4. A link to other library resources
  5. A link to contact a librarian for help.

Where do the full-text links go?

The full-text of articles can be found at a publisher’s website or from an online database resource that has articles from many different publishers. The library may have subscriptions to multiple resources that have the full-text article so multiple links may display.

Why isn’t there always a link to the full-text?

A full-text link may not be available because:

  1. The library does not subscribe to the full-text of the journal that has the article
  2. The article may not be available online, but only in print
  3. The link resolver fails because of insufficient or incorrect information in the citation data.
  4. The resource provider does not support the OpenURL technology that allows the link resolver to find a match.

How do I get to the article if there is only a journal or database link?

  1. Journal webpage: there should be an option to drill down from volumes to issues to articles. Use the article citation to find the volume number, issue number and page number of the article.
  2. Database: you can search for your article from directly within the database.

What is Citation Linker?

Citation Linker is a tool that allows users to enter citation data and send it through the link resolver to find full-text content. Here is a link to the Citation Linker Form.