Society & Partner Zone Issue 10

SpringerLink Beta Site

The new SpringerLink platform offers many new enhancements geared towards the needs of societies, libraries, and researchers

On the new platform you will find:

Related documents for every article or eBook chapter

In order to give all users access to the most comprehensive information, Springer will be introducing a new functionality to interlink all of our documents on SpringerLink. For each of the more than 3 million articles and chapters, a list of the ten most related documents will be available.

For example: A journal article can link to a book chapter and visa versa, or an article of a mathematics journal can link to an article of a medicine journal where similar content is found. The linking for the related documents is bilateral. Related documents are selected by sophisticated text mining software. The program compares the fingerprint data of all content and pulls the content which is most similar. Since new content is constantly added to SpringerLink, this procedure is continually operative.

PDF Preview for eBook chapters

This feature allows end users to view the full text of a Springer eBook chapter directly in the browser, without downloading a PDF file or requiring Adobe Reader. Researchers may be familiar with similar functionality on Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature and Google Books’ “Preview this book.”

Enhanced browsing features

Browsing for content is easier than ever before. Users can simply browse through specific content types (journals, books, eReferences, book series, and protocols) or subject collections and areas of interest. The browse results can then be easily be refined further by open access, sub-categories, copyright year, language, or online date.

View abstracts without leaving search results

After conducting a search, the option to view available summaries for each article or chapter is available without having to leave your search result page. Users no longer have to toggle between two pages to view summaries for what they are looking for and their results.

Improved search functionality – including searching by citation

Searching is easily available at the top at every SpringerLink page. It is possible to conduct a general search for any keyword, publication or topic of interest in the general search box. Searching can also be conducted specifically through citation information, DOI, author or editor and dates.

Society branding available authenticated members

Society branding for authenticated members visiting the site is always available. Societies can share their logo for uploading and always display their branding from all SpringerLink pages.

While we encourage you to look at the brand new beta version of SpringerLink, the scientific community can continue to visit the current platform at and link to the beta site from any page by following the orange button on the left side of the screen. IP authentication, HTTP referrer, and username and password, will be recognized on both sites for seamless access.

Monthly SpringerLink training available

Springer offers monthly SpringerLink training sessions for both librarians and end-users interested in taking advantage of all the platform has to offer. Included in each training session:

  • An overview of SpringerLink
  • The different ways to access the content
  • A quick guide to searching and browsing
  • How to saving lists, export, print, and browse citations
  • Other administrative features

SpringerLink - Information on Training Sessions

SpringerLink Beta Site