How do I construct an OpenURL for Gale content?

Here is a template for a valid inbound OpenURL:

http://find.galegroup.com/openurl/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&req_dat=info:sid/gale:ugnid:[location_id]&res_id=info:sid/gale:[product_abbrev]&ctx_enc=info:ofi:enc:UTF-8&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.atitle=[article_title]&rft.issue=[issue_number]&rft.volume=[volume_number]

The following working example uses the galedemo location ID to search Academic OneFile (AONE) for a specific article by title (rft.atitle), volume (rft.volume), and issue (rft.issue):

http://find.galegroup.com/openurl/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&req_dat=info:sid/gale:ugnid:galedemo&res_id=info:sid/gale:AONE&ctx_enc=info:ofi:enc:UTF-8&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.atitle=Consequences+of+crown+shortening+canine+teeth+in+Greenland+sled+dogs.&rft.issue=4&rft.volume=56

The search methods ISSN (rft.issn, for periodicals) and ISBN (rft.isbn, for books) return information about the publication.

Different products support different search methods. Selecting a product from the link below will provide you with detailed information about which methods the product supports as well as the option to create an OpenURL template.

Inbound OpenURL Generator

For further information, see the NISO OpenURL 1.0 standard.