Answered By: Janet Burk Last Updated: Dec 07, 2015 Views: 57
DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) are available from the journal publisher, usually with the article record or in the first page of the article. Please note that a DOI may not exist for every article. Databases, like Academic Search Complete, do not always have the DOI in the record representing the article. In those instances, looking on the publisher's web site will help identify if a DOI is available. You can also try using the CrossRef DOI Lookup: http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/
- Yes, according to APA, 6th edition, you must supply it if the DOI is available (usually located on the first page of the electronic journal article, near the copyright notice). In this case, you found the article information in Academic Search Complete, a secondary supplier. To get the DOI, you will need to find the journal website, then find the article. The DOI should be available in the article record and/or in the first page of the electronic article.