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What is a DOI and how do I find it?

Last Updated: May 12, 2015  |  150 Views

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If you are using the APA format for citing your references for a research paper, you will be asked to include each reference's DOI. 

A DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a unique code preferred by publishers in the identification and exchange of the content of a digital object, such as a journal articleWeb document, or other item of intellectual property. The DOI consists of two parts: a prefix assigned to each publisher by the administrative DOI agency and a suffix assigned by the publisher that may be any code the publisher chooses. DOIs and their corresponding URLs are registered in a central DOI directory.

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Watch the video below to learn how to find the DOI for an article in a database.

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