The Macdonald-Kelce Library (MKL) has recently entered into an agreement with DataCite, a service which creates digital object identifiers (DOIs). A DOI is an alphanumeric string assigned to uniquely identify an object. It is tied to a metadata description of the object as well as to a digital location, such as a URL, where all the details about the object are accessible. Learn more about UT activity on DataCite Commons.
The MKL can only create DOIs for materials they—or the University—have responsibility for. This service was put into place to create DOIs for materials housed in The University of Tampa Institutional Repository (UoTIR). At this time, items in UoTIR are prioritized for DOI assignment, and other requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
What is a DOI?
Why should I care about DOIs?
How should I use DOIs?
How can I get a DOI for an object that I created?
What else do I need to know?
You can search by DOI in many search engines and databases. Try these Macdonald-Kelce Library resources:
Note that your search results may include articles that CITE the article you're seeking, because the DOI is included in the references.