Answered By: Ming Guang Han Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015 Views: 286
DOI stands for "Digital Object Identifier".
You will usually encounter it as part of a citation in a bibliography or as a field in a online database record.
DOIs are unique identifiers for articles, just as ISBN is unique indentifer for books and ISSN for serials.
A DOI will typically start with '10.xxx' and may have slashes and digits. eg 10.1080/02185370902767581
Given a DOI, you can check to see if the article is available online via our subscriptions. There are 2 ways to do it.
1. Using FindMore@NUSL
For best results do a search wth the following syntax in the default library search, FindMore@NUSL
doi:("x") where x is the doi.
If you do not use this syntax and just enter 10.1080/02185370902767581 in FindMore@NUSL, it may not always work.
For exampe, search
2. Using citation linker
Using FindMore@NUSL means you are limited to finding only articles indexed in there and may miss full-text articles we have that are not indexed (included) in FindMore@NUSL.
Go to the Citation Linker and enter just the DOI.
You can also find the citation linker by going
1. To FindMore@NUSL
2. Click on E-Resources List at top of paper
3. Click on CITATION LINKER on top grey bar
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