SFX Linking Service

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What is SFX?

SFX is an OpenURL linking resolver that allows users to link directly to the electronic full-text for a reference (the SFX target) plus other related information. These links are available via the SFX menu.


SFX menu

The SFX menu will display when you click:
the Findit@Strathclyde button   button or equivalent link from a search in one of our electronic databases or from our SFX Ejournals list or the  Go button from SFX Article Search/Citation linker button from our Article/Search Citation Linker.


Ejournal lists

SFX provides lists of our electronic journals - alphabetically, by SFX subject heading, by ISSN or service provider. At present Westlaw non UK journals and LexisLibrary are not OpenURL compliant and titles on these services can only be found by searching these databases directly.


Ejournal links

The Findit@Strathclyde button button will take you to the SFX menu screen and give details of years and volumes available plus access information. The journal title link will take you directly to the electronic service unless that title is available from more than one service - in which case the title link will go to the SFX menu screen.


Article Search/Citation Linker

Article Search/Citation Linker allows you to search for a known journal article to find out if full-text electronic access is available. The Go button from SFX Article Search/Citation linker button will take you to the SFX menu screen. You can also use the Primo Central (fast search) from the Articles + databases tab in SUPrimo to check if the full-text of an article is available.


Google Scholar and SFX

Google Scholar works with SFX and lets you obtain the full text of papers where these are available through our subscriptions.   

To enable this feature on Google Scholar, you need to go through the following steps:

  • Choose Settings (top right)
  • Choose Library Links (left column)
  • Off-campus search for University of Strathclyde. On-campus it will appear automatically
  • Check the box next to University of Strathclyde – Full Text @ Strathclyde
  • Save

On the search results screen you will see a Full Text @ Strathclyde link next to any items where we have an electronic copy or a Find it @ Strathclyde link if we have a print copy.