DOI: What it is and where you find it
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2019 Views: 86

DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier. DOIs are a unique numbers included with articles when they are published electronically. The DOI acts as a link to the article, and it is a more stable link than a url, which may change over time. The DOI is often included in the search result or on the first page of the document.

Example Citation

Blair, K., & Hoy, C. (2006). Paying attention to adult learning online: The pedagogy and politics of community. Computers and Composition, 23(1), 32- 48. doi:10.1016/j.compcom.2005.12.006

Below is an example of where you can find the DOI in the search record of an article.

The DOI highlighted in the detailed record for an article, under the ISSN.

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