Q. What is a DOI?


A DOI is a Digital Object Identifier. 

  • It is a unique number that is assigned to an object that provides a persistent link to the object.
  • This often applies to scholarly journal articles, but can apply to other items.
  • A DOI eliminates issues with changes made to an object’s URL (web address).
  • All DOIs begin with a "10."
  • In citation styles, if available, a DOI is usually shown at the end of the citation.
  • DOIs are visible in some databases, but "hidden" in others.
  • Not every item nor journal article has a DOI.

If you have a DOI, you can try our library Citation Linker to see if we have the article.

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