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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

DOI is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by the International DOI Foundation to identify digital content such as articles in e-journals and e-books, and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet.

Peer-reviewed Articles

As part of the publication process, articles in scholarly journals are reviewed by committees of other notable scholars.  Such reviewers are considered to be the writer's peers.

Finding peer-reviewed articles:

When searching for articles in a general database limit your search to peer-reviewd journals.

Journal directories will help you identify peer-reviewed journals.

See Tutorial  Peer Review in 5 minutes North Carolina State University Libraries.  July 10, 2009  [5:11 minutes

Articles in Open Access Journals

Open access refers to allowing unrestricted online access to scholarly information including peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, working papers, graduate theses, data, and other. more

Persistent URL for your Cited Article

A persistent or durable URL will return you to the same article every time, whereas a dynamic URL may change with every search and may 'time-out' after you've completed a session.Your bibliographic citations should, wherever possible, include persistent URLs to the online sources on your list.

Most research databases include a persistent or durable link in the article record. The terms used  (Bookmark - Document URL - Durable URL- Stable URL - Permalink - Permanent Link -  PURL (Persistent Uniform Resource Locator) and the location of these links in the record vary from one database to another.