Use the library’s DOI Finder to locate the full text of a document using its DOI number or to determine the DOI number of a document.

Video Transcript:

A “digital object identifier” (or “DOI”) is a unique string of characters assigned to a digital or electronic work such as an article, book, or other “object.”

You can use the library’s DOI Finder to locate the full text of a document using its DOI number or to determine the DOI number of a document.

If you have a DOI number and want to locate the full text of the document, select the “link to full text” option at the top of the search box.

Then, type the DOI number and click “submit.”

introduction_to_research--doi(02-2016) link to full text

The next page will list which databases contain the full text of the document with that DOI number.

If no databases were listed, you could order a copy of the full text. However, in this example, there are two databases listed that should have the full text.

Under “direct link to article,” click on a database and log in (if prompted).

Once in the database, you should see a link to the full text of the document. Remember, not all databases will look the same, but the process for accessing the full text will be similar.

Conversely, if you have a document and want to find its DOI number, select the “DOI # Finder” option at the top of the search box.

Then, type the article’s title and the last name of the first author listed. Click “submit” and the next screen will provide you with the article’s DOI number.

introduction_to_research--doi(02-2016) finder

Remember, not all electronic documents have an assigned DOI number. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian.

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