Links To Holdings and Cross Reference Instructions for TexShare Databases:


Galegroup: Link to holdings allows you to provide your patrons with a dynamic link from InfoTrac Web citations directly to your Integrated library system using the Journals ISSN number. For more detailed information please see the "Link to Holdings Technical Bulletin" at:


The Hooks to Holdings feature on the Books in Print site allows you to check records against your local z39.50 compliant database. Hooks to Holdings profiles can be set up by the administrator in the Detailed Account Information portion of the My Account area. A brief overview of the process is listed below. Click on the MY ACCOUNT button on the top navigation bar. Select the Detailed Account Information link and log in using the license administrator user name and password. A new page will display. Select the option to "create or modify your Z39.50 Hooks to Holdings Profile". Complete the profile page and select SAVE . For consortium accounts with multiple catalogs, select the ADD PROFILE button to create additional profiles. Once a profile is saved, users can select SEARCH MY LIBRARY'S CATALOG on the Search Results page, Title Details area, and LISTS area to launch a search of their catalog.

EBSCO This URL explains how to create collections, attach the collection to profiles, change YES and NO messages, and add the collection as limiter and an authority file. Also collections can be created by a list of the print magazine titles that they subscrible to through EBSCO Subscription Services which is called an Invoice On Diskette. The site just needs to contact their EBSCO Sales Representative and then the sales rep will sent the request to ESS and then ESS will send the IOD to EBSCO Publishing Tech Support to load. This process takes about a month or two but the site does not need to provide us with a collection list nor do they need to manually add the magazines one by one in EBSCOadmin.

CrossRef is a new feature provided by EBSCOhost that provides additional linking to articles through individual publishers. CrossRef provides linking to the publishers' articles using DOI (Digital Object Indentifier) technology. CrossRef currently can provide access to 3 million articles from 3,988 journals through 71 publishers. CrossRef adds 1,827 unique titles.

To take advantage of this free service, you must do the following:

  • Contact the publishers and setup accounts with them

    The publishers are also responsible to provide you with authentication to retrieve their articles. *If you already

    have current accounts setup for e journals, check to see if your vendor is on the CrossRef member list.
  • A CrossRef collection can then be created in EBSCOadmin. The publishers should provide you with a list of

    journals (including ISSN numbers) that you have access to. Send this list of ISSN numbers to EBSCO

    Publishing Tech Support 800-758-5995 or requesting to setup a CrossRef collection.

    Tech Support will create your CrossRef collection and attach it to your profiles.
  • CrossRef links will then appear in EBSCOhost for articles available from the applicable publisher's site.

OCLC - First Search

HoPlease explain how the "links to holdings" feature of your system works, including instructions for enabling it (if applicable). FirstSearch allows institutions with web-based local automated systems to link from records in FirstSearch to their local holdings information. Libraries may include the URL of their web-based OPAC in the FirstSearch administrative module. FirstSearch will link to the OPAC holdings and shelf status.FirstSearch also enables libraries to limit the results of a search to only items held in the local library. In addition, FirstSearch has links from many databases to local holdings on WorldCat based on ISSN. If a library is an OCLC cataloging member, a serials union list participant, or batch loader of bibliographic records to OCLC, FirstSearch indicates which titles the library has cataloged or union listed on OCLC by linking to all records that contain the matching ISSN. FirstSearch allows customizable holdings display as an option for the system administrator. Display options include:

  • group holdings
  • regional holdings
  • default (primarily state holdings)
  • no holdings
Page last modified: January 28, 2011