The Max Planck Digital Library has been mandated to discontinue their Elsevier subscription when the current agreement expires on December 31, 2018. Read more about the background in the full press release.
Nevertheless, most journal articles published until that date will remain available, due to the rights stipulated in the MPG contracts to date.
To fulfill the content needs of Max Planck researchers when Elsevier shuts off access to recent content at the beginning of January, the Max Planck libraries and MPDL have coordinated the setup of a common document order service. This will be integrated into the MPG/SFX interface and can be addressed as follows:
Step 1: Search in ScienceDirect, start in any other database or enter the article details into the MPG/SFX citation linker.
Step 2: Click the MPG/SFX button. Note: In ScienceDirect, it appears in the “Get Access” section at the top of those article pages for which the full text is no longer available:
Step 3: Check the options in the service menu presented to you, e.g. free available full text versions (if available).
Step 4: To order the article via your local library or the MPDL, select the corresponding link, e.g. “Request document via your local library”. Please note that the wording might differ slightly according to your location.
Step 5: Add your personal details to the order form in the next screen and submit your document request.
The team in your local library or at the MPDL will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please feel free to contact us if you face any problem or want to raise a question.
The MPG/SFX link resolver is now alternatively accessible via the https protocol. The secure base URL of the productive MPG/SFX instance is: https://sfx.mpg.de/sfx_local.
HTTPS support enables secure third-party sites to load or to embed content from MPG/SFX without causing mixed content errors. Please feel free to update your applications or your links to the MPG/SFX server.
It has been 9 years since we introduced the DOI CookiePusher for the MPG/SFX server. This functionality sets a cookie in the browser which will redirect DOI links to a local link resolver. As a result clicking a DOI link like doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.06.019 may lead you to a MPG/SFX service menu, instead of forwarding you to the publisher’s web site directly.
Lately, we received quite a lot of feedback from users complaining about the extra clicks caused by this feature. Therefore, we decided to deactivate the DOI CookiePusher on MPG/SFX. It will take some days until all existing cookies have expired, but afterwards DOI links should no longer be hijacked by MPG/SFX.
You still can request a SFX service menu for a known DOI by:
Users of the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) can configure their ADS preferences to link to the electronic resources available to them through their library subscriptions. The MPG/SFX server has recently be added to the list of Library Link servers offered by ADS.
To activate buttons in the ADS, please:
log in to your personal account (or create a new one),
Unfortunately, we don’t know what your favorite tool is, but want to share a short video which provides some instructions for how to use MPG/SFX with Mendeley:
The so-called base URL for the MPG/SFX link resolver is: https://sfx.mpg.de/sfx_local
Please note that Mendeley is by far not the only literature software which supports this kind of integration, e.g. the colleagues from the IVS-BM put together some information for EndNote. You are welcome to contact us if you are interested in instructions for any other tool, we’ll do our best to figure it out…