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Want to recommend Flipster or another electronic resource to your patrons? You can link to it! But be careful that you link to it through our authentication scripts (instead of directly to the resource) to make sure patrons will be able to access the resource from home as well as from in the the library.

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Find the URL for a resource: Electronic_Resources

  1. Navigate to the SCLS Online Resources by Name page. There are 3 tabs: system-wide resources, locally-subscribed resources, and "What is Home Library?".
  2. Find the resource to which you'd like to link.*
  3. Right-click on the link to the resource and select either "Copy shortcut" (IE), "Copy link address" (Chrome), or "Copy Link Location" (Firefox).
  4. Use the URL you copied to create your link.

In our Flipster example, the URL for Flipster that goes through the authentication script is
https://www.scls.lib.wi.us/cgi-bin/libauth.cgi?connectto=FLP .

Happy linking!

*If you're linking to a BadgerLink resource, please give BadgerLink credit. Ex. "Access to this resource is provided as part of the BadgerLink project."

Want to link to an item in the LINKcat? Use the LINKcat Link Advisor so links to items and searches work for patrons no matter where they are! 

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