PubMed is a free database of references and abstracts on life sciences.
PubMed was established in January 1996.
PMID[change | edit source]
PubMed is a free internet resource of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM); and a PMID is a special number which is assigned to each PubMed record.
PMIDs do not change over time and they are never reused.
Any PMID is only a number. The PMID tells the reader nothing about the type or quality of the content of any publication.
References[change | edit source]
- U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), PubMed Help; retrieved 2012-1-27.
- "PubMed Celebrates its 10th Anniversary". Technical Bulletin. United States National Library of Medicine. 2006-10-05. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so06/so06_pm_10.html. Retrieved 2011-03-22.
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "What is a PubMed ID (PMID)?; retrieved 2012-1-27.
- NCBI, PubMed Help, FAQS → PMID [PMID]; retrieved 2012-1-27.