Rave URLs

Resources hosted at OhioLINK — databases, e-journals, e-books, digital videos — are accessed by "rave" URLs. A rave URL serves three important functions:

  • it is persistent — even if the OhioLINK host server changes, the resource address remains the same
  • it works both on-campus and off-campus — an off-campus user trying to access the resource is first prompted to authenticate
  • it is session-independent (whereas a URL with an embedded sessionID is valid for a only limited period of time)

When cataloging an electronic resource or posting a link on your library's Web site, use only the rave URL. If you first connect to the resource and then copy its address from your browser, the URL may not work for anyone else.

Type of Resource Format of rave Example
journal rave.ohiolink.edu/ejournals/issn/issn/
001    60625479 
245 10 American malacological bulletin|h[electronic resource] 
856 40 |uhttp://rave.ohiolink.edu/ejournals/issn/07402783/
book rave.ohiolink.edu/ebooks/ebc/bookID
001    271190653 
245 10 Emerson's ghosts|h[electronic resource]
856 41 |uhttp://rave.ohiolink.edu/ebooks/ebc/9780195313925
video rave.ohiolink.edu/dmc/video/videoID
001    430523369 
245 04 The lost city of New Orleans|h[electronic resource]
856 4  |uhttp://rave.ohiolink.edu/dmc/video/36461
database rave.ohiolink.edu/databases/login/databaseID
001    36852952 
245 00 Compendex|h[electronic resource] 
856 40 |uhttp://rave.ohiolink.edu/databases/login/cndx

October 2009