DOI Lookup Information

Many citation styles now require a DOI as part of a citation.

What is a DOI?


Digital Object Identifier - a string of alphanumeric characters that provide a permanent link to a digital journal article or other digital object. Here is more information.


Use the following tool to find DOIs


Use this tool to find a DOI if one is not available on the full text of a record.


What is CrossRef?


CrossRef provides a way to link citations across publishers. Here is more information. Here is a flash movie with good information.


To Link to an article Using a DOI 


If you have a DOI, you can put this in front of it and link straight to the article.


Here's an example. Just copy and paste the following URL in your browser. 


If you want to link to an article from off campus, you should put this in front of the DOI.



Contact the Reference Department at 620-2616 if you have any problems.