Re: AtoZ lists and password access Michelle Kraft 03 Feb 2006 18:17 UTC

Is there a way to submit links to other journals that are not "in" Ebscos
A-Z list?  For example if there is a relatively unknown journal available
online that you guys use and is not listed in the titles within Ebsco is
there a way to add it to your A-Z list with a URL that you submit?
If so then do not use Ebsco's preconfigured list for titles like NEJM.
Treat NEJM and the other password journals as if they are the unknown
journal title and submit your own link to the secure page to Ebsco.

I did this with Serials Solutions and all of the Mosby titles and it worked
well in our institution.  I have not used Ebsco so I do not know if the same
trick will work with them.

Let me know if you have any questions or somebody has a better idea, I would
love to find out what it is.

Michelle Kraft, MLS, AHIP
Medical Librarian
South Pointe Hospital
4110 Warrensville Center Rd.
Warrensville Heights, OH  44122
(216) 491-7454

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Subject: [SERIALST] AtoZ lists and password access

We subscribe to EBSCO's AtoZ, and EbscoHost EJS and we have come up with
a dilemma.  As an example, we access our online subscription to New
England Journal of Medicine with a password.  From our online catalog,
we redirect patrons to a secure web page which contains the password and
a link to the journal.  However, if a patron accesses this journal
through our AtoZ list, they get routed through EbscoHost EJS to the
publisher's site, but are denied access without a password.  There is no
way for them to know where this password resides.  I hope I've managed
to explain this clearly.  Does anyone have a solution to this?

Bernadette Jones
Saint Michael's College Library
Winooski Park
Colchester, VT  05439
Phone: 802-654-2404