Search using DOIs

Searching using DOIs is one of the best ways to see if a scholarly work or works are cited in policy. Here are step-by-step instructions for a DOI search as well as a video demonstration for searching with DOIs.

Search using an individual DOI

Click ‘Search Scholarly Articles’ and paste the DOI into the search box.

To see the policy document citing the searched for scholarly article, click ‘Explore’ and ‘See policy citing these papers’. Alternatively, click on the ‘1’ in ‘Cited by 1’ to view the citing policy document.

Search using multiple DOIs

Users can also search using multiple DOIs. This is helpful when checking to see which publications from a researcher or a group of researchers are cited in policy simultaneously.

From the ‘Search Scholarly Articles’ search, click on the ‘Search by DOI, ORCID, PMID or ISBN’ box

Paste the list of DOIs in the box that appears and click ‘Search for these identifiers’

In this example, 20 out of 21 scholarly articles have been cited in policy. To explore the policy documents citing this group of articles, click ‘Explore’ and ‘See the policy citing these papers’

Video: Searching Overton using DOIs

Video: How to search with DOIs
Updated on May 16, 2024

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