A doi is a combination of letters and numbers assigned to a journal article found online992370605px;">, such as on a website or in the library. There are two ways to identify a doi:
1) Begins with "http://dx.doi.org/."
2) Begins with number "10" followed by a period.
Similar to a serial number or website address (URL), a doi provides a permanent way of locating a publication that does not rely on the URL. This is important because URLs are unstable and often change.
The doi for a resource in the library catalogue/databases can be found in the record. After searching the library, click on the highlighted title in the search results to open the record.
This is an example of a record for an article titled Deliberate Practice of Motor Skills in Nursing Education. The doi is displayed at the bottom of the record:
Here is the proper APA style citation for this journal article:
Oermann, M. H., Kardong-Edgren, S., Odom-Maryon, T., Hallmark, B. F., Hurd, D., Rogers, N., & ... Smart, D. A. (2011). Deliberate practice of motor skills in nursing education: CPR as exemplar. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(5), 311-315. doi: 10.5480/1536-5026-32.5.311
, particularly older publications, .
Retrieved from http://ezproxy.acbv.talonline.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.352280672&site=eds-live&scope=site
Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nup.12034/abstract
Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1466-769X
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article.Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), first page-last page. Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.com
de la Garza Carranza, M., & Egri, C. P. (2010). Managerial cultural intelligence and small business in Canada. Management Review, 21(3), 353-371. Retrieved from http://www.management-revue.org/
Cordeiro, W. P. (2013). Small businesses ignore strategic planning at their peril. Academy of Business Research Journal, 3, 22-30. Retrieved from http://www.aobronline.com/
Thornton, J. C., & Byrd, J. T. (2013). Social responsibility and the small business. Academy Of Entrepreneurship Journal, 19(1), 41-75. Retrieved from http://www.alliedacademies.org/public/journals/JournalDetails.aspx?jid=6
Harris, S., Renko, M., & Caldwell, K. (2013). Accessing social entrepreneurship: Perspectives of people with disabilities and key stakeholders. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 38(1), 35-48. Retrieved from http://www.iospress.nl/journal/journal-of-vocational-rehabilitation/