What is Open URL? And what is the University of Minnesota Libraries Open URL Resolver?


An OpenURL is a standardized link that carries citation information. When a user clicks on an OpenURL link, the information it contains is sent to a library's URL Resolver (aka link server). The open URL resolver then looks through the library's subscriptions to determine if your institution has purchased the full text of the resource and where it can be found.

More information about Open URL's can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenURL

The University of Minnesota Libraries' Open URL Resolver is called "Find It." The URL you should use (when pointing from a service such Google Scholar) is: http://primo.lib.umn.edu/openurl/TWINCITIES/TWINCITIES_SP


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