DOI citation generator

Cite websites, books, articles, ...

doi citation generator

Cite websites, books, articles, ...

What is a DOI citation generator and how can it help you?

Getting citations and reference lists correctly done can be very confusing and time-consuming.

The good news is that our DOI citation generator can do it automatically for you and it is FREE to use! 🎉

Not convinced yet? Here are 5 reasons why you are going to love the BibGuru DOI citation maker:

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🎓 DOI, APA, MLA, Chicago and thousands of other citation styles

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With BibGuru we have made a citation tool that truly helps students to focus on the content of their work instead of worrying about how to get their reference list correctly done.

Those days of wasting time entering data manually or losing grades on incorrect bibliographies are finally gone!

Why, when, and what do I have to cite?

The broad scientific knowledge we have today is the accomplishment of many researchers over time. To put your own contribution in context, it is important to cite the work of the researchers who influenced you.

Cited sources can provide key background information, support or dispute your thesis, or offer important definitions and data. Citing also shows that you have personally read the work.

In addition to crediting the ideas of others that you used to build your own argument, you need to provide documentation for all facts and figures that are not common knowledge.

Common knowledge is knowledge that is known by everyone, or nearly everyone, and can basically concern any subject. An example for common knowledge would be "There are seven days in a week".

The number of sources you cite in your work depends on the intent of the paper. In most cases, you will need to cite one or two of the most representative sources for each key point.

However, if you are working on a review article, the aim is to present to the readers everything that has been written on a topic, so you will need to include a more exhaustive list of citations.

How do I cite with a DOI?

How you cite with a DOI depends on the citation style you use. APA, MLA and all big citation styles include a DOI. BibGuru makes citing with a DOI as easy as it gets. Simply copy and paste the DOI into the Article search field and BibGuru will find your source and give you the correct citation with your DOI in the style you prefer.


🐙 What does DOI stand for?

DOI stands for digital object identifier and is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to uniquely identify an article and document and link it to the web. A DOI of an object will never change, which makes it a permanent identification.

🏈 How do you cite a DOI?

How you cite a DOI depends on the citation style you use. Many citation styles, including APA or MLA ask you to include the DOI at the end of your citation in the bibliography. You don't need to worry how to cite a DOI with the BibGuru DOI citation generator in any style - we will do it in the correct way for you.

📻 Does the APA style include a DOI?

If you cite in the APA style, include the DOI for all works that have one. If you find an article on the "open web" (such as finding it on Google), and it doesn't have a DOI, you need the full URL of the article.

🎤 Is DOI the same as ISBN?

DOI and ISBN (International Standard Book Number) are two different identification numbers and are totally unrelated.

📀 Do textbooks have a DOI?

A DOI is used to permanently identify an electronic article or book and link it to the web. Beware that not all electronic materials will have a DOI. As it is a fairly new concept, books and articles published prior to 2000 are less likely to have a DOI.

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