Online Public Access Catalogue
OPAC users can link directly to a publication's page within the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL).

What is OPAC Linking?

The IEEE Computer Society provides metadata for building URLs to specific journals and conference proceedings. This allows users of the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) to link directly into a publication’s page within the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL).

How to Use OPAC Linking

To create links from an OPAC record to the publication’s title or issue level in IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL), download the appropriate file (from the list below) into your system.


How to Build a URL

The following information provides instructions for building URLs from the metadata in the CSV and XML documents.

Template Legend

y=year (4 digits)
v=volume (0 if single volume for conference proceedings)
i=issue (magazines and journals only)
c=catalog (conference proceedings only)
Acronym lookup for Magazines, Journals, and Proceedings


Magazines and Journals Template

Magazine Example


Conference Proceedings Template

Conference Proceedings Example



Publication Reference Files

These files are generated dynamically and, upon download, contain the most up-to-date listing of CSDL publications.