What is a DOI? How can I find an article if I have a DOI for it?


DOI represents "digital object identifier." A DOI creates a permanent link for a digital item. With a URL, the digital location of a document or item may change.  In contrast, the DOI is like a permanent address for the item. 

A lot of the electronic journal articles you find in the library databases have a DOI. It will typically be listed at the end of the citation for an article.


If you have a DOI and need to access an article, the easiest option would be to use Google Scholar.  You can also access Google Scholar by going to our Databases A-Z list, then choosing "G," and scrolling down to Google Scholar.  



  • Last Updated Apr 07, 2023
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  • Answered By Lucinda Ward

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