EBSCO’s Web-based services are integrated to provide the most comprehensive linking capabilities available to libraries.
EBSCO has designed its products and services to be completely interconnected, allowing users seamless access to services (ie. OPACs, e-journal gateway sites, document delivery/ILL services, journals from CrossRef-member publishers, databases, Web search engines (i.e. Google Scholar) from EBSCO's wide range of products, including EBSCOhost Research Databases, EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource.
EBSCO SmartLinks provides validated and rights-checked linking from citations in EBSCOhost databases to the full text found in EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service and other services. EBSCO CustomLinks allows the librarian to create and manage multiple customized links to Web-based resources. Links can point to a multitude of targets.
- provide patrons with the ability to link from secondary databases to full text
- provide patrons with links that are rights-checked before they are presented.