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Creating Stable Links to Electronic Articles: DOI

This guide describes how to create stable links to articles licensed by the MSU Libraries.

Creating Links using a DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

Stable links can also be created using DOIs (digital object identifiers). Using a DOI to create a stable link might be especially useful when accessing a journal through a vendor/publisher NOT listed in this guide.

To create a stable link using a DOI, you must first locate an item's DOI - this is usually listed in the article citation (see below). You may also find DOIs listed here:


To create the stable link, begin with "" and then add everything after "doi" in your article. The stable link for the article shown above would be:

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