You can find an article by DOI by searching from the Library's Find an Exact Article page. The search box there is configured to automatically connect Google Scholar to the Walden Library databases.
Here are the steps for finding an article by searching in Google Scholar for the DOI. In this example we will search for the article with DOI: 10.1177/0741713611402046.
1. On the Library homepage scroll down, if needed, and click on Articles.
2. On that page, in the center box, click on the tab: By DOI (Google Scholar)
Here is an image of the By DOI (Google Scholar) tab:
3. Enter the DOI number in the search box.
Tip: Do not include the letters DOI.
Here is an image of the Google Scholar search box with a doi typed in on the Library's Find an Exact Article page:
Here is an image of the Google Scholar search box with the doi typed in on the Google Scholar page:
4. Click the Search button.
5. Find your article in the results list.
6. Look for the Find at Walden link to the right of the article citation.
7. Click the Find at Walden link to get the article's full text. You may need to log in with your myWalden user name and password.
What if Google Scholar doesn't find the article?
There may be a mistake in the DOI or Google Scholar may not have the article in its index. Here is how you can work around both of these problems:
You can use Crossref.org to see if the DOI is correct. Use the Metadata Search box to search for the article title. The result will list the DOI. Learn more about using Crossref.org to find DOIs.
If the DOI number is correct, you can learn how to find an exact article by searching for the journal.
Video: Find an article by DOI in Google Scholar
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Do you have other questions about DOIs? Ask a Librarian!
Do you have questions about citing an article? Email the Writing Center at email@example.com.
Find the most relevant articles and journals for your research.
UCR Library provides access to hundreds of databases across all disciplines. You can search for articles within them by author or topic and limit by a number of criteria. You can also try general databases like Academic Search Complete or Web of Science, which contain records for millions of articles in all disciplines. Many databases have images, music, videos and other materials in addition to articles.
Most databases provide access or links to the full-text of articles - just click "view online," "PDF," or "UC e-Links."
Using Google Scholar or CitationLinker
Google Scholar and CitationLinker are great tools for finding a specific known article. Google Scholar will display the UC-eLinks:
Use CitationLinker to find out if UCR Library provides access to a known item. To use CitationLinker you must know the articles's journal, magazine or newspaper title (e.g. Journal of Clinical Nursing, New York Times) or have the PMID or DOI number of the article. You must also know the date or at least the year of publication.
Search the Scotty (UCR) catalog for the title of a journal, magazine, or newspaper. Scotty will tell you how to view it online or locate a copy in print. You may also use the UCR Journal Finder to locate online journals, magazines, or newspapers. You can search by title or category and results will display by year or issue. You can also browse an A-Z list of our journals, or browse by subject, using the Browzine platform.