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Using a DOI to create a link
Most of our major publisher collections (e.g. Elsevier ScienceDirect, Sage, and Wiley) provide article DOI's.
DOIs are Document Object Identifiers that are unique to each specific article. From the article you want to provide access:
- Click on the article title to obtain the complete bibliographic record.
- Find the DOI on the page and copy it (making sure to include only the numbers).
- In addition to the proxy prefix, you will need to add the DOI resolver, so the complete link will have our proxy prefix, a DOI resolver, and the DOI number. Use the box on the right to add both prefixes, or you may add them yourself:
Here is an example with all of the parts:
This Persistent Links & Proxy Link Generator LibGuide is based on a Rutgers University Libraries Persistent Links LibGuide: https://libguides.rutgers.edu/persistentlinks. The proxy link generator was created at the IU Kokomo Library.