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Last Updated: Sep 10, 2016     Views: 168

PMID stands for "PubMed Identification Number," which is a number that uniquely identifies an article record included in the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. A PMID is assigned to each article record as it is added to the PubMed database. PMIDs sometimes appear in the reference lists of peer-reviewed journal articles, especially in the health sciences.

PMIDs appear on all PubMed result pages and article detail pages. Here are examples: 

PubMed PMID Callouts

In some cases, you can find articles in the library's databases by searching for the PMID of the article. For example, here's how to search by PMID using Medline w/ Full Text:

PMID Search in Medline with Full Text

If you are unsure of how to search by PMID in a particular database, or if you have additional questions, please contact the Information Services Desk at (912)478-5645.