Answered By: Dom Benson
Last Updated: 14 Feb, 2017     Views: 45

Some links from Library Search to the full text articles at ScienceDirect are broken and end in a system error [SD-009]. The link provider is working on a fix which may be implemented on Wednesday 22 February, 2017. Elsevier, the publisher of ScienceDirect, has also been working on a fix which shold be implemented soon.

There are a couple of workarounds to find the article.

1. Use the right hand helper bar's "Browse Journal" link to browse to the volume, issue and page number given on the reference at the top right (see following diagram)...

Broken OpenURL link from Library Search to the article at ScienceDirect

 

2. On the Library Search record for the article you require, select the "More details and permanent link" drop down link and use the DOI link halway down the record -- clicking the DOI link should direct you to the article at ScienceDirect (provided we have a subscription entitlement or the article is available on Open Access)...

How to use the DOI on Library Search to link to the article on ScienceDirect