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Last Modified: March 29, 2022

How do I construct an OpenURL for Gale content?

Here is a template for a valid inbound OpenURL:[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 Gale Academic OneFile (AONE) for a specific article by title (rft.atitle), volume (rft.volume), and issue (rft.issue):


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

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