Answered By: Michael Bailou Huang
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2014     Views: 142

A digital object identifier (DOI) can be used to cite and link to electronic documents. A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it to link permanently to electronic documents.

At this time, you cannot link to an article using the DOI number from the Health Sciences Library homepage, it is done from your browser.

To find a document using a DOI:

1. Copy the DOI of the document you want to open. For example, 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031.

2. Open the following DOI site in your browser http://dx.doi.org           

 

3. Enter the entire DOI in the text box provided, and then click Go.

Or enter http://dx.doi.org plus the DOI directly into your browser.

To cite or create a link to a document using a DOI

The correct format for citing or creating a link to a document using its DOI is as follows:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031

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