Answered By: Adam Minakowski
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2019     Views: 164

A digital object identifier (DOI) is an identification number for material published online, including scholarly articles.  The DOI is permanently assigned to the article, making it easier to find across online publications and databases.

Using an article's DOI can make requesting the article through interlibrary loan easier, and if you're using an article with a DOI, the number should be included in your citation.