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Find It @ Stanford, a new linking service launched on February 1


What is the new find it @ Stanford service?

Find It @ Stanford uses the Open URL standard to take users directly from a citation in a database to any available online full text. It also provides a link to Socrates and other catalogs, supports citation downloads and links to other relevant services.

How do I use find it @ Stanford?  

Simply start a search in one of the databases you normally use Academic Search Premier, Sociological Abstracts, etc. We keep an up-to-date listing of databases that support find it @Stanford.You can also find a link to this list and more information on the find it @ Stanford FAQpage.

When you see  click on the button. This will open a window with a menu of service options. From there you can get to any of the service options listed on the menu, including those listed under More options.

How does find it @ Stanford work?

Using the Open URL metadata standard, find it @ Stanford takes the information, or metadata, from your citation and then it uses this metadata to locate additional information in other electronic resources as well as defined library services. When you click on the find it @ Stanford button, a menu screen appears with a list of appropriate services. The services are context sensitive so not all services will display each time you are presented with a menu. For example, if full text is available, there will not be a link to interlibrary loan/document delivery.

Where can I get help?

You can request help by clicking on the Contact Us link in the find it @ Stanford menu.  

Tell me more about the technology behind find it @ Stanford.

Find it @ Stanford is based on SFX (an acronym for "Special Effects") technology that Stanford has licensed from Ex Libris (USA) Inc. There's more information about SFX on their web site:




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