How can I find an article's DOI?



The DOI (digital object identifier) is usually near the top of an article in the pdf or printed version of an article.  If you are viewing an article within a database you can usually go to the "Detail/Abstract" view and it will be listed there as well.  Not all articles have a DOI.  See the citation guide for citing articles with or without DOIs:

To search for articles by DOI or PMID go to this page: DOI Lookup

Alternately, if you need the DOI of a journal article that's indexed in PubMed, try using PubMed to find the needed number:

  1. Find the PubMed record for the article (PubMed's single citation matcher may be helpful).
  2. Use the PubMed "Display setting" drop-down menu to select and apply the "PubMed" format.
  3. Look for the [AID] fields near the bottom of the PubMed record.  The DOI if present, will be followed by [doi]


  • Last Updated Mar 04, 2024
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  • Answered By Suzanne Maguire

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