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How to Create Stable URLs

Instructions or links to instructions explaining how to create durable links to journals and articles by source, i.e. database, ejournal collection, and ebook.

Linking to Taylor & Francis Online Content


Taylor & Francis Online supports the following OpenURL Linking.

This table gives descriptions and sample values of OpenURL query parameters supported by Taylor & Francis Online.

Parameter Description Sample Value
genre Type of document, such as journal or book journal
issn Print serial number for a journal 0307-1022
eissn  Online serial number for a journal  1470-1200 
isbn ISBN for a book 978-1-880124-61-1
date Publication year 2010
volume Volume number 23
title Title of a book "Beekeeping"
issue Issue number 3
spage Starting page number 231

For off-campus access, place the EZproxy prefix in front of the example URLs below.

Linking to a journal list of issues with online issn: 

Administration in Social Work

Off-campus URL:

Linking to an issue table of contents with online issn: 

Volume 33, Issue 2, 2009 of Administration in Social Work

Off-campus URL:

 Linking to an article abstract: 

"Alternative Organizing Principles for the Design of Service Delivery Systems", Volume 26, Issue 2, 2002, pages 17-38 

Off-campus URL:

Linking to a book table of contents: 

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, 2nd edition, ISBN = 1-4200-5276-4

Off-campus URL:


    1. Use hyphens in eISSNs, ISSNs and ISBNs

    2. Use an uppercase X where applicable

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