WHY DO I NEED THE DOI?
DOIs provide stable, long-lasting links for online articles.
Some citation styles, like APA (6th
ed.) require you to include the
DOI when referencing online journal articles.
An APA (6th
ed.) reference for an online journal article with a DOI
number looks like this:
Youmans, R., & Jee, B. (2007). Fudging the numbers: Distributing chocolate influences
student evaluations of an undergraduate course. Teaching of Psychology,
34(4), 245-247. doi:10.1080/00986280701700318.
Not all journals have DOIs.
An APA (6th
ed.) reference for an online journal article without a
DOI looks like this:
Lampley, J. (2010). Graduate degree programs: Plain vanilla, chocolate fudge, or a
cherry on top?. Nonpartisan Education Review 6 (1). Retrieved from
FOR MORE INFORMATION
More on DOIs
A DOI Primer (APA Style Blog)
DOIs: How to find DOIs in PsychINFO (tutorial from APA Style
Guide to Citing Education Resources in APA Format 6th Edition
Style Guides (Brock University)
CONTACT THE LIBRARY
Contact the Library Help Desk
• 905-688-5550 x. 3233 or use email form
Contact your liaison librarian:
• Jennifer Thiessen
• 905-688-5550 x. 3573