Psychology and Education @St. Thomas

April 27, 2010

Get DOIs from CrossRef

Filed under: Citations — merriealynn @ 6:45 pm

The psychology and education librarians list informed us that you can get the DOIs for your articles by listing them at They’ll give you the numbers after you give them your citations!

Handout on Getting DOIs from CrossRef

 (If you only have one or two citations that need DOIs, use this form instead.) 

Otherwise, if you have a list of citations, separate each citation with a blank line. 

Make sure you either 1) type in the citations or 2) cut and paste from Notepad. The form won’t accept text copied from a .doc or Word file. 

If you have your references in Word, copy them and then paste them into Notepad. Then copy them from Notepad and paste them into the box at CrossRef

DOIs from CrossRef

Type in the citations for your references.

Results from CrossRef

You get DOIs for all the articles that have them. Cool beans!


  1. There are a few other ways to get CrossRef DOIs as well.

    The Guest Query form is here:
    CrossRef Metadata Search (which is experimental, but still useful) is here:

    More information about CrossRef and DOIs for researchers can be found on our website.


    Comment by Carol Anne Meyer — April 29, 2010 @ 3:37 am | Reply

  2. Thanks, Carol! I’ll add that info to the post.

    Comment by merriealynn — April 29, 2010 @ 11:05 pm | Reply

  3. […] If you can’t find the DOI on the paper or in the citation, go to It may find the DOI for you. […]

    Pingback by DOI (Digital Object Identifier) in APA Style « Psychology and Education @St. Thomas — August 8, 2011 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

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