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 | 18 July 2013


New Europe PMC External Links Service: enabling access to more resources

In an exciting new development, Europe PMC now provides direct links from articles to relevant externally held information, and enables third parties to suggest relevant resources that enrich our existing content.

The External Links Service is a mechanism for people to publish links from articles in Europe PMC to related information or tools. It could be used to link databases, datasets, full text articles, community commentary or coursework too. If it is in scope for Europe PubMed Central and can be linked to sets of articles, then it is possible to participate.

Seven Mile Bridge, Longest of a Series of Concrete Bridges Linking the Florida Keys From the Mainland to Key West. The Bridges Form Part of the Overseas Highway, the Longest Over-Water Road in the World.

The service has initially been made live with three providers:

– to find all articles that have a link to an external source, you can use the search syntax HAS_LABSLINKS:Y

The new External Links Service page gives further information about the service including ‘Rules of Engagement’ and what to next if you want to share links with us. The page can also be found under the ‘Resources’ menu on Europe PMC.

As always we welcome your feedback on this new development, and would be delighted to hear from you if you want to get involved.

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