SFX for Users

A direct route to electronic full text, and much more

With SFX, a user who is interested in a specific citation found in a database or discovery system, can:

  • see immediately whether the item is available electronically and if so, link directly to the full text;
  • find out about availability in other formats and then order a copy;
  • take advantage of other relevant services, such as the bX scholarly recommender service and many more

SFX linking capabilities can be easily embedded into any OpenURL-compliant source, including a discovery platform such as Primo®, a library portal, an abstracting and indexing database, Google Scholar and a course management system.

Multiple access points to your e-collections, including the A-Z journal title list and the CitationLinker search form, streamline the information discovery process and provide an easy-to-use interface for end users. Furthermore, you can customize the interface and integrate it into your home page so that your users experience a consistent look and feel.

SFX is smarter than any other OpenURL link resolver! Combining information gathered from various sources—the context of a user’s search, the SFX KnowledgeBase that describes your collections and potential services, your OPAC and external resources such as Google Books, and preferences that you set—SFX determines the best available services and provides links to them. SFX can automatically correct inaccurate data, such as incorrect titles or identifiers, and help the users to locate the materials they need. As a result, the usage of your library’s resources becomes optimal.

To find out more about SFX for your library, please contact your local Ex Libris office or distributor.

Why SFX?

SFX optimizes the usage of your e-resources.
SFX guides your users to the best available copy, offering alternatives where no electronic version is available.
SFX analyses usage and supports intelligent collection management decisions.
SFX gives you full control and maximum flexibility to customize the system to your needs.
SFX is easy to implement with web-based tools. Changes are effective immediately.

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