DOIs: Digital Object Identifiers
- What is a DOI?
- How can I find a DOI for an article or other publication?
- How can I navigate to the item from a DOI?
What is a DOI?
DOIs (digital object identifiers) are unique alphanumeric codes assigned to each unique article, chapter, book, or other publication by publishers who cooperate in using the DOI standard. You will often find the DOI displayed prominently in the bibliographic information for a publication.
How to find a DOI for a Citation
If you have a citation for a book or article in hand and would like to know if a DOI has been associated with it, you can use the Crossref Metadata Search tool.
How can I Navigate to an Item from a DOI?
The structure for DOI links is http://dx.doi.org/[doi].
For example: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10496500802690544
Or, using OpenAthens for off-campus access, that same DOI link would be: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/uark.edu?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdx.doi.org%2F10.1080%2F10496500802690544. (See convert URLs for off-campus access)