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A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) provides a persistent link to its location on the internet.
It is often found in citations and references to articles, for example:
Title: Exploring the Factors that Affect Student Satisfaction through Using E-Learning in Malaysian Higher Education Institutions
Author: Al-rahmi, Waleed Mugahed
Journal: Mediterranean journal of social sciences
Volume: 6 Issue: 4s1 Page: 299-310
The last line in the example shows the DOI highlighted (they always start with '10'). Publishers maintain a link between the DOI and the location of the full text .