Linking using DOIs

DOIs (digital object identifiers) are a means of identifying intellectual property (articles, books, chapters in books, papers, etc.) in the digital environment. A DOI can consist of letters and/or numbers.

The following databases allow DOI linking to fulltext:

  • Blackwell Reference Online
  • Cambridge Journals
  • Cochrane Library
  • Emerald Insight
  • Oxford Journals
  • Oxford Scholarship
  • Sage Journals Online
  • ScienceDirect
  • Springerlink
  • Web of Science
  • Wiley Online Library.

To create a URL to link to full text using a DOI:

  1. The first part of your URL will be the EZproxy prefix, followed by the DOI base URL. You must always include the EZproxy URL before any link to full text (to allow access for your students who are off campus). Together, the EZproxy and DOI base URL prefix is:
  2. Next, add the DOI of the article/paper/chapter you wish to link to.
  3. Your final URL will look something like this (note - URL contains no breaks or spaces):

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