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Sharing Links to Articles

Best Practice for Sharing Articles

Please do not share a PDF of the article. It is far better to share a persistent URL to the database record for the article instead. For one thing, some journals strictly limit or prohibit re-distribution of their content. Also PDF-sharing is not reflected in library usage statistics. When someone shares a PDF, our usage statistics only see that one use, even though many people will actually read the article. When someone shares the persistent URL to the article, our statistics compiler sees an accurate representation of the traffic to that article/journal. This generates important data that we use to make decisions on journal cancellation versus re-subscription.

SHARING FROM PUBMED

To share articles that you found via PubMed, all you really need to do is share the URL to the PubMed record:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23974763

The link will take you to a page like the one below, where you can use the FIND IT@UT tool to get to the full-text, thus allowing for accurate usage statistics on this journal and copyright compliance.

 

SHARING FROM CINAHL, MEDLINE, OR OTHER EBSCO DATABASES

1) Click the article title link to view the database record.
2) Click Permalink in the right-hand sidebar.
3) Copy and paste the Permalink URL from the box.

 

SHARING FROM WEB OF SCIENCE

This one is a bit more cumbersome.

1) Click the article title link to view the database record.
2) Copy and paste the Web of Science Accession Number (highlighted below)…

3) Have the recipient to do an Accession Number search in the Web of Science database.

 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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