Answered By: Stephanie C Gillespie
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2017     Views: 10

An article's DOI (document object identifier) is like an electronic thumbprint that allows you to find an article even when it changes its Web address.

It can usually be found on the first page of the article. It looks something like http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/palrap.2016.130 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbagrm.2016.08.009.

Not all articles have a DOI, if yours doesn't: