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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