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Individual Database Link

Instead of linking to the overall eSources page, you can link directly to an individual database available through BCCLS. However, please note that these links will ALWAYS bring a patron to a log in screen, regardless of whether that patron is accessing the database from a library computer or not. (Whereas patrons would not need to log into their account from a library computer to access databases from the eSources page.) You can choose between linking to the individual database log in screen within the default catalog or to the individual database log in screen within a version of the catalog that automatically highlights for your library.

Link that DOES NOT Highlight for Your Library

  1. To create a link for an individual database that does NOT highlight for your library, start with the following:

    http://catalog.bccls.org/polaris/logon.aspx?src=http%3a%2f%2fcatalog.bccls.org
    %2fpolaris%2fSearch%2fmisc%2fesourceview.aspx%3f
    Target%3d

  2. Then, add the ID # of the database you want to link to at the end of resulting URL.
    (Find a database's ID #)

    As an example, the final link to Academic Search Premier (database ID # 71) that does not highlight for a library would look like this:

    http://catalog.bccls.org/polaris/logon.aspx?src=http%3a%2f%2fcatalog.
    bccls.org%2fpolaris%2fSearch%2fmisc%2fesourceview.aspx%3fTarget%3d71


  3. IMPORTANT: If you use any type of web editor or program to input links, make sure that it does not automatically re-format the special characters in the link to their corresponding symbols. For instance, the %2f characters you see repeated within the link above translate to a / symbol. If these characters are translated to their corresponding symbols, the link will not work, so you need to make sure that the link that appears within the code maintains the special characters as shown above.

Link that DOES Highlight for Your Library

  1. To create a link for an individual database that DOES highlight for your library, start with the following:

    http://catalog.bccls.org/polaris/logon.aspx?ctx=

  2. Add your library's CTX # to the end of the URL. (Find your library's CTX #)

    For example, for Allendale (CTX # 5), the link so far should look like this:

    http://catalog.bccls.org/polaris/logon.aspx?ctx=5

  3. Next, add the following to the end of the URL:

    &src=http%3a%2f%2fcatalog.bccls.org%2fpolaris%2fSearch%2fmisc%2f
    esourceview.aspx%3fctx%3d


    For example, if you were highlighting for Allendale (CTX # 5), the link so far should look like this:

    http://catalog.bccls.org/polaris/logon.aspx?ctx=5&src=http%3a%2f%2fcatalog.
    bccls.org%2fpolaris%2fSearch%2fmisc%2f esourceview.aspx%3fctx%3d


  4. Then, add your library's CTX # to the end of the URL. (Find your library's CTX #)

    For example, if you were highlighting for Allendale (CTX # 5), the link so far should look like this:

    http://catalog.bccls.org/polaris/logon.aspx?ctx=5&src=http%3a%2f%2fcatalog.
    bccls.org%2fpolaris%2fSearch%2fmisc%2f esourceview.aspx%3fctx%3d5


  5. Next, add the following to the end of the URL:

    %26Target%3d

    For example, if you were highlighting for Allendale (CTX # 5), the link so far should look like this:

    http://catalog.bccls.org/polaris/logon.aspx?ctx=5&src=http%3a%2f%2fcatalog.
    bccls.org%2fpolaris%2fSearch%2fmisc%2fesourceview.aspx%3fctx%3d5%26
    Target%3d


  6. Then, add the ID # of the database you want to link to at the end of resulting URL. (Find a database's ID #)

    As an example, the final link to Academic Search Premier (database ID # 71) that would highlight for Allendale (CTX # 5) would look like this:

    http://catalog.bccls.org/polaris/logon.aspx?ctx=5&src=http%3a%2f%2fcatalog.
    bccls.org%2fpolaris%2fSearch%2fmisc%2fesourceview.aspx%3fctx%3d5%26
    Target%3d71


  7. IMPORTANT: If you use any type of web editor or program to input links, make sure that it does not automatically re-format the special characters in the link to their corresponding symbols. For instance, the %2f characters you see repeated within the link above translate to a / symbol. If these characters are translated to their corresponding symbols, the link will not work, so you need to make sure that the link that appears within the code maintains the special characters as shown above.