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Tutor profile: Sarah B.

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Sarah B.
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Subject: Library and Information Science

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I'm trying to make an APA citation for a journal article and I don't know what a DOI is. Can you explain that do me?

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DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier. If you are familiar with an ISBN number on a book (the number located on the barcode of a book), they function similarly. An ISBN is a universal number identifying an exact book, exact edition. So for example, a hardcover 8th edition of Pride and Prejudice would have a slightly different ISBN than a soft cover 8th edition. A DOI is a number used to identify articles specifically published online. "Developed by a group of international publishers, the DOI System provides a means of persistent identification for managing information on digital networks (see http://www.doi.org/). " So while a URL may change or break over time, the DOI of an article will remain the same. To demonstrate this, if you find a DOI on your article, you should be able to copy and paste it into Google and the article should show up. It could be hidden behind a paywall if you are accessing it via Google, but not necessarily. Not all articles will have a DOI, especially older ones and that's okay. If you can't find one near the publication information, it most likely doesn't have one. As far as evaluation, DOIs are usually good indicators of scholarly or quality information. Some citation styles will ask for a DOI, which is different than a URL so make sure you are using the correct one.

Subject: European History

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Who were the main factors that led the Allies to victory in World War II?

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The contributions of armory the United States was able to provide in the war, played a crucial role in the defeat of the Axis Powers. America's factories were booming to meet the demands of supplies for the war. Britain's strong aircraft fleets also contributed largely to the war's success. In addition, Russia's army led a surprisingly strong front against the Axis powers with the help of US supplies including food.

Subject: English

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What is the best way for me strengthen my argument for my English composition research paper?

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Sarah B.
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Firstly, your paper should be follow a clear, logical format. Set up your topic in your opening paragraph and explore arguments or subpoints you would like to make. The amount depends on your paper requirements. Generally, I would advise a minimum of three points/supporting facts. Make sure to provide plenty of credible evidence (research) to support your points. Be sure the information is reliable and credible and to cite it properly. Be sure to acknowledge the other side of the argument, while still maintaining support for your side.

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