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Embedding Sites

  • Nationally Licensed Databases hosted at GBV, see record
  • VuFind Open Source OPAC system. Here's an example link
  • a simple pyblosxom plugin now renders COinS
  • VTLS has a COinS script for iPortal.
  • Eric Lease Morgan's Really Rudimentary Catalog has implemented COinS for items with ISBN numbers. Try an example page.
  • refbase is a web-based, platform-independent, multi-user interface for managing scientific literature & citations.
  • WordPress
    • Peter Binkley's plugin allows you to refer to external sources within a post
    • Zotero's plugin (by Sean Takats) generates self-referential COinS for each post as an alternative to Binkley's UnAPI plugin.
  • Wikipedia
    • Cite this article / article bibliographic details pages
    • References that use citation templates
  • Citebase - Citebase Search is a search and citation analysis tool for the free, online research literature.
  • Hubmed - An alternative interface to the PubMed medical literature database.
  • Zetoc provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of around 20,000 current journals and around 16,000 conference proceedings published per year.
  • The Copac V3 Experimental Interface now has COinS (ContextObjects in Spans) in the Full Record display.
  • The Lunar and Planetary Institute is now using COinS. For example, see the New additions page
  • Open Context is a free, open access resource for the electronic publication of primary field research from archaeology and related disciplines.
  • Blogs

Client tools which can use COinS

  • LibX
  • Zotero

COinS Processors

  1. Hundreds of COinS Browser Extensions for Your Library are available, thanks to some cooperation with the OCLC OpenURL Resolver Registry.
  1. Alf Eaton's Greasemonkey script for processing COinS
  1. Virginia Tech's LibX is a Firefox extension that provides direct access to your library's resources. It includes a toolbar and a right-click context menu. It support searches against the library catalog (OPAC) as well as against an OpenURL linking server (which provides copies of works to which your library has access.)

Further information

  • COinS Generator - enter bibliographic metadata of a publication and create a COinS


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