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    Friday, February 10, 2006
    Finding an aticle using it's DOI
    I am probably the last person in library-dom to have figured out how to locate an article using it's DOI (digital object identifier). The topic of DOI's probably warrants more of a discussion but it's 4:15 p.m. on a Friday and it's not going to happen now. But, just in case I wasn't the last person on the planet to figure this out I thought I'd document it here for posterity:

    In your browser type http://dx.doi.org/.

    It's that easy!


    Posted by Alexia Estabrook @ 4:11 PM   2 comments


    At February 20, 2006 10:16 AM, Anonymous Ellen O'Donnell said...

    You are not the last person -
    How does one get the DOI number to plug in in the first place?

    At February 20, 2006 10:32 AM, Blogger Alexia Estabrook said...

    I've actually only seen them either on the print version of the article where the other citation information is or in the table of contents listing on the electronic version.

    I see the DOI being useful when putting a link to an article in an email or blog posting. Since it's a static "link" it won't "break" over time and it's a heck of a lot shorter to type then the offical url.

    Hope this helps!


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