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New PubMed URL

December 5th, 2016 by Deanna Johnson

The UC-eLinks button in PubMed stopped working late last week. In fixing the problem, the UCs now have a new link to access PubMed:                        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?otool=cdlib&tool=cdl

The links to PubMed on the Health Sciences Libraries web pages and in the Electronic Databases A-Z list have already been updated, so if you use those links you need do nothing. However, if you have PubMed bookmarked and regularly use that bookmark, please update it to:    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?otool=cdlib&tool=cdl

Configuring your EndNote Library to work with UC-eLinks & Google Scholar

November 22nd, 2011 by
Configure Google Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks

Google Scholar works with University of California's UC-eLinks!

Options for your EndNote Library

Create a link to the article with DOI number = http://dx.doi.org/(input DOI number here)

This will create a link to the article: e.g.:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-9-53

The link will work for open access articles, or those to which you or your institution has authorization.

Configure UC-eLinks within Endnote

To use UC-eLinks from within EndNote, make the following modification. Open EndNote:

On the top menu, select Edit | Preferences | Find Full Text (tab)

In the OpenURL Path text box, type in this URL: http://ucelinks.cdlib.org:8888/sfx_local and click OK.

In the URLs & Links (tab) | OpenURL argument:

Replace WoS with the term EndNote as shown below. Then click Apply.

There can be no spaces in the OpenURL argument:

?sid=ISI:EndNote&aufirst=AUFIRST&aulast=AULAST&issn=ISSN&isbn=ISBN&atitle=ATITLE &title=TITLE&volume=VOLUME&issue=ISSUE&date=DATE&spage=SPAGE&epage=EPAGE

How to use the UC-eLinks feature from within your EndNote Library:

In your EndNote Library, highlight a citation. Then, on the top menu select:

References |  URL | OpenURL Link (shortcut= ctrl-G)

Configure Google Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks & EndNote

To do so: Access Google Scholar at http://scholar.google.com/scholar_preferences

Or locate the Scholar Preferences by clicking on the wrench icon at the top right side of screen.

Scroll down to Library Links.

WorldCat (a global catalog of library collections) is selected by default.

  1. University of California Davis | select checkbox to activate it
  2. California Digital Library | select checkbox to activate it

Scroll down to Bibliography Manager.

  • Select the option: “Show links to import citations into” and select EndNote from the drop down menu.
  • Click on the Save Preferences button at the bottom right.

Are your Google Scholar Preferences set to work with UC-eLinks & EndNote?

August 11th, 2011 by

We’re looking for a 1996 journal article “Blood pressure and flow rate in the giraffe jugular vein.”
So, if you are using Google Scholar to quickly locate an article, make sure you edit your Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks. Through the UC-eLinks in Google Scholar, you will then be able to to reach full text of any articles in library licensed online journals, or locate the call number (shelf location & library) for the print subscription via links to the library catalogs. If we don’t have a license or subscription for the journal, UC Davis students, staff and faculty can request the article from another library via the the request link in the UC-eLinks window.
Work along with the video to make sure your Scholar Preferences are setup for use with both UC-eLinks, along with bibliographic management software such as EndNote, Refworks, Mendeley, etc. The article could also be found via the UC-eLinks in PubMed. Be sure to use the link to PubMed via the Library’s website and login via the VPN if you are off campus.

setting Google Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks & EndNote

Watch the video on YouTube


Note: To download EndNote or take an introductory class in using EndNote for bibliographic management, writing course papers, articles or your thesis, see the EndNote page on the Library Website.

Update: Google Scholar Preferences for UC-eLinks

May 4th, 2011 by

Activate the University of California ‘UC-eLinks’ within Google Scholar, to reach the UC library licensed subscriptions to journals, books, etc.

Work along with the video to make sure your Scholar Preferences are setup for use with both UC-eLinks and bibliographic management software such as EndNote, Refworks, Mendeley, etc.

At Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com
Click on Scholar Preferences
Scroll down to Library Links and search for the following two libraries for UC Davis:

  • Type in: Davis OR University of California Davis
  • Type in: California Digital Library

Now, select both checkboxes.
Save Preferences.
The UC-eLinks will show up on the right side of the page.

EndNote Bibliographic Management Software:
If you are using a bibliographic management software such as Endnote, select it from the drop down menu. To download EndNote or take an introductory class in using EndNote for course papers, articles or your thesis, see the EndNote page on the Library Website.

Click on Scholar Preferences linkNow, the UC-eLinks will be visible when searching Google Scholar.
Google Scholar search results with UC-eLinks activated

For UCDHS: use VPN (not Citrix) to access licensed journals & resources from off campus

November 20th, 2009 by

VPN: login from off campus

For off campus access to the Library’s licensed online journals & articles, use the web-based VPN (Virtual Private Network).
To login through the VPN, just look for the blue button located in various locations from the Library website or login directly from the VPN login page: http://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu 

Note: From the UCDHS Citrix client, you will NOT be able to access all of the Health Sciences Libraries’ licensed resources.  Using the VPN will give you access to the resources that are not available via the Citrix client login.

What if I am already logged in through my Citrix Account?
If you are already logged in through the Citrix client, just open up another web browser and login to the VPN with your UCD Login ID and Kerberos password. 
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Getting what you need 24/7
Once logged into the VPN, you will have full access to all of the resources, including 100 plus health sciences related databases, over 43,500 electronic journals, full text articles where available and  electronic books (accessible via the website, the Clinical Resources Center or one of the library catalogs: UC Davis Harvest Catalog or Next-Generation Melvyl).

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Exploring the Literature Beyond the Health Sciences Disciplines at UC Davis
There are actually around  517 electronic databases covering the disciplines at UC Davis.  Select a database and search the literature or use one of the Subject Guides to focus on databases for a specific subject area.

Checking your UCD Login ID or Kerberos Password
If you do not know whether you have a UCD login and Kerberos password, or if you have forgotten your password, you can request an account or test your password at UC Davis Computing Account Services.

Click to watch the VPN video on YouTube (1:00 minute)

Click to watch the Login~ VPN video on YouTube (1:00 minute)

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yQR1EGT36Q
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