Accessing Zetoc as an OpenURL target

The OpenURL target address for Zetoc is:

http://zetoc.jisc.ac.uk/bin/zetocourl

This Base URL should be followed by a '?' and a query string specifying the required OpenURL arguments for the search. Details of the OpenURL arguments supported and examples are below.

Note that currently when accessing Zetoc via this OpenURL target you must be accessing from a machine within a recognised UK academic domain/IP range.

More about OpenURL

For more information about the OpenURL metadata transportation syntax, you may wish to have a look at the OpenURL Version 0.1 Specification. The Zetoc OpenURL target currently supports only Version 0.1 OpenURL. Information about the development of the NISO standard OpenURL Version 1.0 may be found on the NISO OpenURL Committee Website.

Searching Zetoc via OpenURL

The Zetoc OpenURL target supports searching for journals, journal articles, conference proceedings and conference papers using values of genre: journal; article; conference; and proceeding. These searches correspond to searches using the Zetoc search forms: Journal; and Conference. An OpenURL target search corresponding to a Zetoc General search may be achieved using an OpenURL with no genre.

The Zetoc OpenURL target does not support searching for multiple items, because Zetoc does not provide a multiple item search. Thus only the first item in an OpenURL will be processed. Any further items, following '&&' in the OpenURL, are ignored.

Searching for Journals and Journal Articles

The following OpenURL arguments are supported for journals and journal articles. Their correspondence to the Zetoc Journal web search form items is indicated.

genre journal or article: Zetoc Journal Search
issn or eissn (issn takes precedence): ISSN
volume, part, issue: Volume/Issue
title: Journal Title
date: Year published

The following additional arguments are supported for journal articles (genre=article).

atitle: Article Title
aulast, auinit, auinit1, auinitm, aufirst (first letter): Author
spage, epage, pages (spage takes precedence over pages): Page

Example journal and article OpenURLs are (newlines should not be included in the OpenURL, they are for readibility only):

  • Article Search (all) (using all details including journal title and article title)

    http://zetoc.jisc.ac.uk/etoc/bin/zetocourl?genre=article
    &issn=0740-8188&date=2000&spage=311&epage=338
    &title=library+and+information+science
    &atitle=studying+e-journal+user+behavior+using+log+files
    &aulast=yu&auinit1=l&volume=22&issue=3

  • Article Search (selected) (using ISSN, volume, issue, pagination, author and year)

    http://zetoc.jisc.ac.uk/etoc/bin/zetocourl?genre=article
    &issn=0740-8188&date=2000&spage=311&epage=338&
    aulast=yu&auinit1=l&volume=22&issue=3

  • Journal 2002 Search (including ISSN, journal title and year)

    http://zetoc.jisc.ac.uk/etoc/bin/zetocourl?genre=journal
    &issn=0740-8188&date=2002&title=library+and+information+science

Searching for Conferences and Conference Papers

The following OpenURL arguments are supported for conferences and conference papers. Their correspondence to the Zetoc Conference web search form items is indicated.

genre conference or proceeding: Zetoc Conference Search
isbn: ISBN
title: Conference

The following additional arguments are supported for conference papers (genre=proceeding).

atitle: Paper Title
aulast, auinit, auinit1, auinitm, aufirst (first letter): Author

Example conference and paper OpenURLs are (newlines should not be included in the OpenURL, they are for readibility only):

General Zetoc Search

The following OpenURL arguments are supported a general Zetoc search, with no specified genre. Their correspondence to the Zetoc General web search form items is indicated

No genre: Zetoc General Search
isbn, issn or eissn (isbn takes precedence, then issn): ISBN/ISSN
atitle: Title
date: Year published
aulast, auinit, auinit1, auinitm, aufirst (first letter): Author

An example general search OpenURL is:

  • General Author Search (including author name only)

    http://zetoc.jisc.ac.uk/etoc/bin/zetocourl?aulast=apps&auinit1=a