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Deep Linking: Using the Guide

A guide to understanding and creating deep links in popular research databases.


If you're confused about deep linking, Ask A Librarian any time of day for help.

How does this guide work?

Each page overviews the tool  or database covered, explains how it is used, and often provides an example of its use.

The small, color-coded sections indicate key concepts, possible problems, notes to keep in mind, and external pages that you can visit to learn more.

The Guide's Parts

The tabs at the top of the page navigate throughout the guide. Any tab with a downward arrow (V) indicates that there are sub-pages to that section. Sub-pages either detail individual steps or provide additional information about a topic.

Bold phrases like "Using the Guide" and "How does this guide work?" are the topics that the page are going to answer. They are highlighted in blue.

MAIN IDEA is the main point about a tool or idea. It is accompanied with a light bulb and highlighted in red.

indicates a common problem or point of confusion and how to avoid it. It is accompanied by a stop sign and is highlighted in red.

NOTE indicates a related idea or additional information. It is highlighted in gray.

Blue phrases like "Click Here", "Go To", and "For More Information" are links to another page.

Images accompanied by the text (Click the image to see it bigger) means that the image can be examined more closely.

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