Answered By: GMercyU Librarian
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016     Views: 51

The first place to look for a DOI number for your article is on the citation page for that article in the database.  When you are in the database, click on the title of the article to get to the citation page.  If the article has a DOI number, it will be listed on this page (you may need to scroll down).  However, not every article has a DOI number. Organizations that meet the contractual obligations of the DOI system and are willing to pay to become a member of the system can assign DOIs.  If your journal's publisher is not a member it cannot assign a DOI number. 

If you need help with APA citation format (including DOI numbers and what to do when there aren't any), please contact the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at 215 646 7400 ext. 21370 or 

Please call the Reference Desk if you need additional assistance with locating the DOI numbers at 215-646-7300 ext. 21484.