Information needed to locate and access an electronic resource. The field may be used in a bibliographic record for a resource when that resource or a subset of it is available electronically. In addition, it may be used to locate and access an electronic version of a non-electronic resource described in the bibliographic record or a related electronic resource.
See the Guidelines for the Use of Field 856 for a more thorough discussion on the use of field 856.
Field 856 is repeated when the location data elements vary (the URL in subfield $u or subfields $a, $b, $d, when used). It is also repeated when more than one access method is used, different portions of the item are available electronically, mirror sites are recorded, different formats/resolutions with different URLs are indicated, and related items are recorded.
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|856||##$zPart of the Ovid Mental Health Collection (MHC). Follow instructions on MedMenu page for Ovid login.$uhttp://info.med.yale.edu/medmenu/info%5Fcbc.html|
|856||##$uhttp://www.ref.oclc.org:2000$zAddress for accessing the journal using authorization number and password through OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online. Subscription to online journal required for access to abstracts and full text|