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Persistent Links/Permalinks: DOI

How to create a stable link from library resources

DOI

  • A DOI is a Digital Object Identifier 

 

  • Many publishers assign DOIs to their articles.  

 

  • Can be a good way to create a persistent link to a journal article. 
    • One reason that it is often included in APA references. 

 

 

Example of a DOI

 

10.1007/s10734-014-9775-4

 

Earlier in this guide, we explored what parts need to be present to create a proxied permalink. 

Creating a Proxied Permalink from a DOI

 

If you want Valdosta State University students, staff, or faculty to access this link no matter if they are on campus or off campus, you will need to create a proxied permalink. 

 

1. Obtain the version of your doi that contains http: or https: 

 

Using the example in the first tab, this version of the DOI looks like: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-014-9775-4

  • I obtained this DOI by doing a Google search with 10.1007/s10734-014-9775-4.  You can also just add https://dx.doi.org/ in front of the shortened DOI. 

 

2. Add the proxy prefix (in orange) to your DOI or use the OpenAthens Link Generator

  • https://go.openathens.net/redirector/valdosta.edu?url=https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-014-9775-4
  • If using the OpenAthens Link Generator, paste your DOI (https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-014-9775-4) into the Target link field. 

 

Make sure that you're able to access the journal article or book chapter before assigning it as a course reading. 

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