How do I create links to specific records in Primo?

This FAQ explains how to build links to individual records in Primo which are shorter and formatted more simply than those provided by Primo.

You can build these links using a 'Bookmarklet' Link Creator which you make yourself using the instructions below, then add to your browser favourites.

Then visit the Link Creator to build links for use in reading lists, documentation and web pages where you need to direct students, colleagues etc to specific Primo records.

The Link Creator was created by Masud Khokhar of the University of Oxford who has kindly made it available to the wide Primo community.

How to add the Link Creator to your browser favourites

Internet Explorer

How to use the Link Creator

N.B. If, when compiling a reading list, you include a link to a Primo record which itself contains a link to subscribed, online content e.g. an article in an e-journal, or an ebook, please also supply a link to this FAQ which gives detailed advice for accessing electronic resources off-campus.

Internet Explorer

 

 

  • Change the Name to: Primo Link Creator

    Name Change
  • Click on Add

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  • Go to your 'Favourites' again.
  • Right click on the bookmark you just created.
  • Click on 'Properties '

    Properties
  • Copy the text below and copy the text into the URL field (make sure you don�t add any new lines or spaces )

    javascript:if(location.search!=""){x=location.search.substr(1).split("&");flag=false;for(i=1;i<x.length;i++){y=x[i].split("=");if(y[0]=="doc"){flag=true;wres=window.open("",'','height=200,width=800');wres.document.write("Primo URL ConverterHere is the link:

    ");wres.document.write("http://primo.aber.ac.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=ABERU_VU1&docId="+y[1]);wres.document.write("");break;}}if(flag==false){alert("Sorry, but this is not the right Primo window. Please try again");}}

Example

  • Click OK
  • You might get a message: �The protocol �javascript� does not have a registered program. Do you want to keep this target anyway?� � click Yes

 

Firefox

  • Go to http://primo.aber.ac.uk/
  • Bookmark the page by clicking on 'Bookmarks' then 'Bookmark this page'

    Bookmark
  • Change the Name to: Primo Link Creator

    Name
  • Click on 'Done'

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  • Go to your 'Bookmarks' again.
  • Right click on the bookmark you just created.
  • Click on 'Properties '

    Properties
  • Copy the text below and copy the text into the URL field (make sure you don�t add any new lines or spaces )

    javascript:if(location.search!=""){x= location.search.substr(1).split("&");flag=false;for(i=1;i<x.length;i++){y=x[i].split("=");if(y[0]=="doc"){flag=true;wres=window.open("",'','height=200,width=800');wres.document.write("Primo URL ConverterHere is the link:

    ");wres.document.write("http://primo.aber.ac.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=ABERU_VU1&docId="+y[1]);wres.document.write("");break;}}if(flag==false){alert("Sorry, but this is not the right Primo window. Please try again");}}

Example

  • Click OK
  • You might get a message: �The protocol �javascript� does not have a registered program. Do you want to keep this target anyway?� � click Yes

How to use the Link Creator

 

  • Go to http://primo.aber.ac.uk/
  • Search for the title you want
  • Bring up the full record by clicking on the hyperlinked title of the brief record
  • Click on the Primo Link Creator bookmark in your list of Favourites
  • A window will open with the link for you to copy