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What is a DOI?
DOI numbers (Digital Object Identifiers) are unique number combinations assigned to an article. With the help of this DOI number the article can always be located.
The numbers consist of:
- numbers assigned to the publisher (in the example used below these are 10.1016)
- the journal title (j.fertnstert or the Journal of Fertility and Sterility)
- some numbers that define the actual article
Steps to create article links for DOIs
- Identify the DOI for the article you want to link to. You may find this on the browse/search results list, on the bibliographic/abstract page or in the full text article itself (e.g. ScienceDirect)
- Copy the "doi" link into your target file, .e.g: doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2006.06.014
- Remove "doi:" from your step 2 doi link. Don't forget to remove the colon and any space between the colon and the string! You should be left with a numerical/letter string, e.g.: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2006.06.014
- Insert the following script before the string: https://ezproxy.app.willamette.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/