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How to share a link to an article with your students and collaborators

DOI permanent links

Sometimes you will see only a DOI, and not a permanent link, when viewing the citation information for an article. A DOI is a standardized method for identifying an electronic object. DOIs often appear in the citation or the abstract of an article or even in its full-text format.

DOI on Science Direct

When you have located a DOI, follow these steps to complete the link.

To convert the DOI to a URL, precede it with the following:

http://dx.doi.org/

For example, the doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.04.008 becomes:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.04.008

This is sufficient if the article is available for free.

To create a link to an article that Concordia Libraries' subscribes to, the Libraries' proxy must also be added to your URL. For example:

http://0-dx.doi.org.mercury.concordia.ca/10.1016/j.paid.2015.04.008

Tip: If you cannot find the DOI of an article, try using the following tool: http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/

Note: It is important that these links begin with http (not https) to function properly via the proxy.

 
page last updated on: Thursday 14 September 2017
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