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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. If linking in this way, be sure that the DOI link takes the student to the full text. It may or may not even if GSU has access to the full text.


To create a persistent/stable URL with the DOI:

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

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