Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: May 02, 2017 Views: 1912
A DOI number does not affect the in-text citation of an article, but it does change the reference entry slightly. An article with a DOI number would use the following reference template:
Author, A. (Year). Title of the article. Title of the journal in italics,
Volume number in italics(Issue), xxx-xxx. doi:xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Grammer, R. (2013). Death by chocolate. Journal of Bizarre and Fascinating
Health Statistics, 5(22), 222-229. doi:10.345x02kf93094039
Finding a DOI Number
If you’re unsure whether or not your article has a DOI number, use CrossRef's guest query form for your search. Be careful to avoid typos, and be sure to use specific information in the form. This website allows you to search for an article by DOI number or to search for a DOI number.
- Find more details on citing electronic sources.
- Take a look at a flowchart that addresses how to cite sources with and without DOI numbers.
- See some common reference entry examples on the Writing Center's website.
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