OpenURL and SFX

APA's PsycNET® platform supports SFX and other OpenURL-based linking technologies.

PsycINFO®

PsycINFO® functions as a "source." To link from PsycINFO to your SFX server, simply specify the address for your SFX/OpenURL server on the My PsycNET Account page in the Librarians' Reference Desk.

PsycINFO search results will then display an icon linking to your OpenURL server for each item in the hit list.

PsycARTICLES®

PsycARTICLES® functions as a "target." Linking from a third-party database to PsycARTICLES is possible. If that database provider determines that a record represents a PsycARTICLES document, it could formulate the URL to link to PsycARTICLES.

In this case, it should use the following URL format:

http://content.apa.org/journals/[issn]/[volume]/[issue]/[firstpage]
e.g., http://content.apa.org/journals/0003-066X/59/5/325

Any of the following will work:

  • http://content.apa.org/journals/(issn)
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/(issn)/(vol)
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/(issn)/(vol)/(iss)
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/(issn)/(vol)/(iss)/(page)

For example,

  • http://content.apa.org/journals/0022-3514
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/0022-3514/86
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/0022-3514/86/6
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/0022-3514/86/6/796

Also note that if you are coming through a proxy server, the base URL will need to be "psycnet.apa.org" instead of "content.apa.org."