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Persistent Links in Web of Knowledge Databases

Web of Knowledge databases (BIOSIS, CABI/Global Health, Inspec, Web of Science, Zoological Record) are indexing databases only -- they do not contain full text. You can search these databases to find article citations, then use the UC-eLinks link resolver button (UC-eLinks button) to see if the UC Berkeley Libraries have access to the electronic full text through another vendor.

Directions for creating persistent links across a variety of vendor platforms can be found here.

Alternatively, you can use the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) included in most Web of Knowledge database records to create a persistent link to the full text of that article, as long as UC Berkeley has electronic access to that article. A DOI is the most stable kind of persistent link.


To create persistent links to articles in Web of Knowledge databases using a DOI:

  1. Select the article from your search results by clicking on the title.
  2. Find the DOI in the citation information. It will look something like this: 10.1038/nature09678.
  3. Highlight and copy the DOI. Make sure you omit the "doi:" before the number.
  4. Web of Science screenshot

  5. In your browser's address bar, type the DOI prefix: http://dx.doi.org/
  6. Paste your copied DOI after the DOI prefix, so it looks like this:
  7. screenshot of DOI URL

  8. Be sure to check your link, to make sure that the UCB Libraries have access to this article in electronic format.

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