A DOI® name differs from commonly used Internet pointers to material such as the URL, because it identifies an object as a first-class entity, not simply the place where the object is located. The DOI System also differs from standard identifier registries such as the International Standard Book Number (ISBN), International Standard Recording Code (ISRC), etc., because it can be associated with defined services and is immediately actionable on a network.
From the DOI Fact Sheets
Newer Journal articles often provide the DIO at the top of the article.
DOIs can be searched in databases and in Goggle Scholar
BEST BET! Use the library database ACS Publications as your first source to locate reputable and scholarly journals articles and papers in Chemistry.
Carmichael Library has access to several databases to locate journal articles and additional information in the field of chemistry.
The following journals are available in full text (back to 1996) via the ACS Publications database.
Accounts of Chemical Research
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
ACS Chemical Biology
ACS Chemical Neuroscience
ACS Combinatorial Science
ACS Medicinal Chemisty Letters
Chemical Research in Toxicology
Chemistry of Materials
Crystal Growth & Design
Energy & Fuels
Environmental Science & Technology
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Jouranl of Natural Products
Journal of Physical Chemistry
Journal of Proteome Research
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Organic Process Research & Development
The Journal of Organic Chemistry
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
ACS Macro Letters
ACS Synthetic Biology