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Zotero @ the WSU Libraries

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Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

DOI's are required (if available) if you use APA style, and are valuable tools for your Zotero library (EndNote, Mendelay, and other reference management sopftware applications as well, I believe) as you can paste in a DOI and have it automatically create a bibliographic record for the article/dataset/chapter/whatever. DOIs can also be an important tool for alternative methods of promoting and determining the spread and impact of scholarly work ("altmetrics") because they provide a common reference link. and you can search by them to get to the article/chapter/etc.

CrossRef is Crossref is "an official Digital Object Identifier Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation" and manages most academic journal DOIs: "Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse. We’re a not-for-profit membership organization that exists to make scholarly communications better."

DOI example: 10.1186/s13059-014-0424-0 (they can be longer or shorter, and include letters)

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Using Zotero with Alternative Writing Applications (Scrivener, EverNote, etc)

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