Q. How can I find the DOI number (digital object identifier) for a reference I'm citing in my paper?

Answer

A free DOI lookup tool is available at:

http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/

Alternately, if you need the DOI of a journal article that's indexed in PubMed, try using PubMed to find the needed number:

  1. Find the PubMed record for the article (PubMed's single citation matcher may be helpful).
  2. Use the PubMed "Display setting" drop-down menu to select and apply the "MEDLINE" format.
  3. Look for the [AID] fields near the bottom of the PubMed record.  The DOI if present, will be followed by [doi]

Check out the DOI Library Guide for more hints and tips.

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  • Last Updated Dec 25, 2016
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