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Using Library Lookup Video Tutorial

In this short video, you will learn how to add SHU Library’s link resolver to Zotero’s Library Lookup tool.

Library Lookup URL


Zotero: Using Library Lookup

In this short video, you will learn how to add SHU Library’s link resolver to Zotero’s Library Lookup tool.

While Zotero will automatically save the full text PDF to your library if it is available, there are some instances when you have only captured the citation of the article into your Zotero library. This is common especially when searching databases such as Pubmed or Google Scholar. Adding the link resolver information to Zotero can help connect you to the full text of those articles that only provided a citation.

To use this tool, you’ll need to setup the Library Lookup feature to search SHU Library collections. To do this select “Preferences” from the Edit dropdown menu in your Zotero library.
Zotero Preferences Option

Next, click the Advanced icon in the Zotero Preferences window. Under the OpenURL section, type in the following URL in the “Resolver” field and click “OK”:
Zotero Preferences Advanced Window

The next time you want to check if the SHU Library has the full text to any article citation in your Zotero Library, all you’ll need to do is highlight the citation you want to lookup, click the green arrow button in the right-hand pane, and select “Library Lookup”.
Zotero Library Lookup Option

Zotero will search the library’s holdings to determine if it is available. If it is available, you will be taken directly to the article. If it is not available, you will have the option to place a request for the article through the library’s Interlibrary Loan service.
Full Text Finder result with Request this item Link

If you have any questions about adding the link resolver information to your Zotero library, feel free to contact us at the library!

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