OpenURL Access to ProQuest

 
The ProQuest platform is a OpenURL target and source compliant with the San Antonio profile level 1 (SAP1). We support the following 1.0 OpenURL.
 

Note: To improve readability the OpenURL elements on this page have been broken out into separate lines. When creating actual OpenURL's the data should not contain any linefeeds or carriage returns.

Version 1.0

Following are sample article-level and title-level links with example meta data highlighted:

Article-level Link

http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?
ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004
&res_id=xri:pqm
&rft_val_fmt=ori/fmt:kev:mtx:journal
&genre=article
&jtitle=Lancet
&issn=0140-6736
&atitle=Models of Malaria
&date=2003-03-08
&volume=361
&issue=9360

Title-level Link

http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl
?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004
&res_id=xri:pqm
&rft_val_fmt=ori:/fmt:kev:mtx:journal
&jtitle=Lancet
&issn=0140-6736  (dash is optional)
&genre=journal

The OpenURL Version 1.0 metadata elements supported by ProQuest are listed in the table below.

Element

Description

Data Format

Required

issn

ISSN (dash is optional)

numeric

Required(1)

jtitle

Journal title

Alphanumeric

Required(1)

atitle

Article title

Alphanumeric

Optional

date

Date of publication

Numeric

Optional(3)

volume

Volume that article is located in

Alphanumeric

Optional(2)

issue

Issue that article is located in

Alphanumeric

Optional (2)

Notes:
1. ISSN or jtitle must be provided.
2. For best results when linking to newspapers do not populate volume / issue information
3. For best results when linking to journals send only the year of publication. For best results linking to newspapers send the full publication date.