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IWU OCLS Tutorials: Citing without DOI - OCLS Support


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How do I cite an article or book I found in an OCLS database if it doesn't have a DOI? 


Finding a DOI

Use CrossRef to locate the DOI for your article.  



Please note that not all articles or books have a DOI.


Using Academic Writer 

When filling out the form in Academic Writer, the DOI field in the Source section is not required. You can leave it blank. 



Sample References


Haddow, G., & Joseph, J. (2010). Loans, logins, and lasting the course: Academic library use and student retention. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 41(4), 233-244.





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