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: http://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…