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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:


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


This is sufficient if the article is available for free.

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


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

Updated: Tuesday 24 September 2019
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