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Create Links for on and off campus users

Linking to a Research Port Category or Subcategory
Linking to an Individual Database
Linking to Tabs
Linking to Alphabetic Lists
Linking to Individual Articles
Adding a Quick Search box to your web page
Adding a Cross Search box to your web page
How can I link directly to a journal from off-campus?



Linking to a Category or Subcategory

  • Look up the name of the subject category and subcategory you want to link to, and put those names after "cat_name=" and "sub_cat_name=" in the URL http://researchport.umd.edu/databases&cat_name=&sub_cat_name= .
  • Example: http://researchport.umd.edu/databases&cat_name=Education&sub_cat_name=All databases
  • Category names are case-sensitive, so make sure the category name is capitalized if that's the way it appears in Research Port.
  • If a category does not have any sub-categories, put "sub_cat_name=All" at the end of the URL.
  • Copy the links into your guides, web pages, or e-learning software (Blackboard, WebTycho etc.)
  • Links will ask off-campus users to login before continuing on to the databases.


Linking to an Individual Database

  • Locate the database in Research Port
  • Click on the ResearchPort Icon
  • Copy the "Direct URL"
  • Paste the Direct URL into your guide, web page or e-learning software (WebCT, Blackboard, WebTycho etc.)
  • This link will ask off-campus users to login before continuing on to the database.


Linking to Tabs within Research Port

  • Link to Quick Search tab: http://researchport.umd.edu/quick-search
  • Link to Databases tab: http://researchport.umd.edu/databases
  • Link to Journals tab: http://researchport.umd.edu/journals
  • Link to Cross Search tab: http://researchport.umd.edu/cross-search


Linking to Alphabetic Lists of Databases and Journals

  • Databases: http://researchport.umd.edu/databases&alpha=L
    * Put the letter you want to start with in alpha=
  • Linking to the Journals tab is currently unavailable. This feature will be available later this summer.


Linking to Individual Articles

  • Find the article you want in Research Port
  • Click on FindIt Button
  • Click on "More Options" and click on E-mail citation and link to this page.
  • Copy and paste the URL into guides, web pages, or e-learning software (WebCT, Blackboard, WebTycho etc.)
  • This link will ask off-campus users to login before continuing on to the article.

Adding a Quick Search boxes to your web page

You can place a Quick Search box on your web page, outside of Research Port. Off-campus users will be prompted to login after submitting their search.

Example:
Quick Search
for books and articles*
  go
* use the Catalog or Research Port for detailed searching.

To replicate the search box above copy the following code into your web page:

<form method="get" name="form1" action="http://researchport.umd.edu/cgi-bin/direct">
<strong>Quick Search</strong><br>
for books and articles*
<input type="hidden" name="func" value="quick-1-check1">
<input type="hidden" name="mode" value="simple">
<input type="hidden" name="group_number" value="000040256">
<input TYPE='text' NAME='find_request_1' maxlength=100 value=""> 
<a href="javascript:document.form1.submit();"> <img src="http://researchport.umd.edu/UMDGL/icon_eng/v-b_go.gif" border="0" alt="go" title="GO"></a>
</form>
* use the Catalog or Research Port for detailed searching.

Note: To get the group_number value, view the source of the Quick Search page and look at the link for the Quick Search set you want your form to search. (The link is near the end of the HTML code.) The link will look like something like this:


<A HREF="javascript:showObject1('http://researchport.umd.edu/V/Q92R6C5AJXDKBS1GXABCT5LKBD7G4P5DEQDTJ
QFME8TBFSK9NF-19461?func=quick-1-details&group_number=000040256&type=DETAILS&no_bases=000000003');">Searches 3 databases</A>

Look for the section that says group_number=. In this example, the group_number is 000040256. Place that value in your form.

Creating a Cross Search box on your web page

You can place a Cross Search box on your web page, outside of Research Port. Off-campus users will be prompted to login after submitting their search.

Example:

Search for articles:

in the following database(s):
Academic Search Premier
ABI/Inform
MasterFile Premier
PsycInfo

To replicate the search box above copy the following code into your web page:

<form action="http://researchport.umd.edu/cgi-bin/direct" method="get" name="researchport" id="researchport">
<p>Search for articles:<br>
<input type="hidden" name="func" value="meta-1-check">
<input type="hidden" name="mode" value="advanced">
<input type="text" name="find_request_2" size=25 alt="Input search terms"> <br>
<input type="hidden" name="find_code_2" value="WRD">in the following database(s): <br>
<input type="checkbox" name="ckbox" value="UMD02096" checked>Academic Search Premier <br />
<input type="checkbox" name="ckbox" value="UMD02147">ABI/Inform<br>
<input type="checkbox" name="ckbox" value="UMD02100">MasterFile Premier<br>
<input type="checkbox" name="ckbox" value="UMD02127">PsycInfo<br>
<input type="submit" value="Search">
</form>

Note:To find the "ckbox" values for your campus's databases, click on the "i" button next to the database in Research Port. The database's identifier is at the end of the Direct URL and always begins with UMD.

The institute value must be entered in all caps.

How can I link directly to a journal from off-campus?

If you would like to be able to access an journal website from off-campus (e.g., http://www.nature.com/nature), you will need to add a prefix to the URL. This prefix will send the URL through the Libraries' login so that the e-journal site will know you are allowed access as part of the Libraries' subscription.

Prefix: http://proxy-um.researchport.umd.edu/login?url=

Example:

E-journal URL: http://www.nature.com/nature
Prefix: http://proxy-um.researchport.umd.edu/login?url=
Final URL: http://proxy-um.researchport.umd.edu/login?url=http://www.nature.com/nature

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