Overview: A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique identifier that can be assigned to a periodical article, book, report, or other content. DOIs are most commonly associated with journal articles. If you have a source that lists a DOI, it can be used to import the information for that source and create a citation quickly in NoodleTools. This is especially helpful for journal articles, since those often have a long list of authors, which can take a long time to enter by hand!
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Click New Source and select the appropriate form for the article. Depending on the publication medium and citation style, not every form has a DOI field, so if you do not see the DOI field on the selected form, then this feature is not available.
Copy the article's DOI into the DOI field. You can type it either as the full URL or just the number alone -- we'll format it correctly according to the citation style you are using.
Never use a proxied version of a DOI, like the EZproxy example below, which would be specific to the school or library where you are accessing it – it will not import successfully.
After you copy the DOI into the DOI field on the form, a blue Search button appears. If you see a yellow suggestion, you can make the suggested change, but NoodleTools will find the source even if you do not make any changes.
Click Search. The matching article is located and the DOI import data will appear in a pop-up window. Click the Import data button and NoodleTools will automatically fill your form with the source data.
Click Save to add the new citation to your source list.