Q. What is a DOI number? How do I access a resource with a DOI number?


What is a DOI number?

A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique string assigned by the International DOI Foundation to identify content and provide persistent links. Citations styles, such as APA, recommend using DOI numbers for citations when available. It is important to note that not all articles have a DOI number assigned. 

Search by DOI Number

McKee Library's Citation Search tool will allow you to search for an article using a DOI number.  

To access this tool from the library's website, select "Research, Tools, & Collections" using the menu on the right-hand side of the screen. Then select "Citation Search" under "Locate Books, Articles, & More." 

Next, enter the DOI number and select submit. If McKee Library does not have the resource you need, you can request the item through interlibrary loan

For help, please visit the How do I? virtual tutorials or schedule an appointment with a research coach (librarian).

  • Last Updated Jun 04, 2018
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  • Answered By Jessica Spears

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