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Linking to articles and films: Using DOIs

Creating persistent URLs or PURLs

Creating a stable link from a DOI

Databases often provide DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) for their articles.  The DOI is a way to locate a particular article even if the database changes. The DOI is often listed on the article itself.  It may also be part of the article's citation.


To create a persistent/stable URL with the DOI:

  1. Start with the proxy prefix:
  2. Add:
  3. Add: the DOI for the article

Here's an example of what the finished URL will look like: