DOI Lookup

DOI to Full-Text: Access an article via the CSU Stanislaus Library

Enter a DOI:          

(Example DOI: 10.1037/0003-066X.59.1.29 )

Enter a DOI to access the appropriate library service for the article, including full-text online (if available),  library print holdings, and/or an Interlibrary Loan request.  Also available via the "Find a Citation" tab on the CSU Stanislaus EJournals list.


Citation to DOI: Find the DOI for an article (using author, journal and/or title): provides a DOI Lookup service that will search for a DOI based on citation information (author's last name, journal name, article title, etc.).


Electronic Journals & the DOI System

What is a DOI? A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is assigned to electronic journal articles (and selected other online content) to specifically and permanently identify and access that article. Most of the standard academic citation formats now require the inclusion of DOIs within a citation when available.

How to find a DOI: Most current academic journal articles include a DOI (usually listed on the first page of the article). Most library databases list a DOI with the record for recent academic journal articles. Most non-academic articles (including magazine and newspaper articles) as well as many older academic journal articles do not have a DOI. provides a DOI Lookup service that will search for a DOI based on citation information (author's last name, journal name, article title, etc.).

How to access an article via a DOI: Use the CSU Stanislaus Library DOI Look-up for options provided by the library, including access to the full-text via the publisher's site or a library database service when available. Other, general DOI look-up systems (CrossRef & usually link to the article's "homepage" on the publisher's site (which usually include a free abstract but full-text access is restricted to subscribers).

Other DOI look-up systems:


The CrossRef service will link to the appropriate document on the publisher's site.
The general DOI look-up systems (Cross-Ref or will access an article's "home page" on the original publisher's website (e.g. SAGE, Elsevier, etc.).  The publisher usually provides an abstract of the article free to the public (but will only provide the full-text if the library has a subscription.) These generic DOI look-ups will not access full-text of articles provided by library subscriptions to third-party journal "aggregators" (e.g.,EBSCO and ProQuest) which are linked via the CSU Stanislaus Library DOI Look-up.