What is a DOI? Where do I find a DOI?

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What is a DOI?

A DOI (digital object identifier) is a unique alphanumeric string that identifies a specific source. Unlike URLs, DOIs are persistent and will not change. 

Examples: 

https://doi.org/10.1515/opis-2020-0002

doi:10.1080/14622200410001676305

DOIs are typically used by journal articles, but some books, data sets, and government publications also have DOIs. 

Where do I find a DOI?

A DOI is often found on the first page of an article, the copyright page of a book, or in the database record. You may also be able to find DOIs by searching crossref.org.

What if I can't find a DOI?

Not all articles or sources have a DOI. If you can't find a DOI, then it is probably because it does not exist for the particular article or source.

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