I have the DOI to an article but I don't see the full text and it's asking me to pay. Does the library have access to this article?


A DOI is a digital identifier of an object, any object — physical, digital, or abstract. DOIs solve a common problem: keeping track of things. They create a persistence link to an object and consider it an address to the object that will never change. A DOI is a unique number made up of a prefix and a suffix separated by a forward slash. This is an example of one: 10.1000/182

If you have a DOI, you can try accessing the object by adding https://doi.org/ in front of the numbers; for example, https://doi.org/10.1000/182

If you get to the object and can't read the full-text material, it would be the DOI Handbook in this example. Try adding https://libproxy.sdsu.edu/login?url= before the DOI URL, https://libproxy.sdsu.edu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1000/182

The addition of https://libproxy.sdsu.edu/login?url= https://libproxy.sdsu.edu/login?url= send you through the library's systems to check to see if the library has already paid for you to have access to the article. 

If that doesn't work or you need additional assistance, please reach out to us.

  • Last Updated Feb 29, 2024
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  • Answered By Jenny Wong-Welch

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