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Have a PMID?

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What is a PMID?

A PubMed Identifier (PMID) is a number assigned to every article added to the MEDLINE database. It is also sometimes known as the Unique Identifier (UI, UID, or MEDLINE UI). (Note, CINAHL records have a field called MEDLINE Info, which lists a “NLM UID” — unfortunately, this is not the same as a PMID.)

How to Use:

To use a PMID with the UTHSC Link tool, simply copy and paste it into the generator. You can also generate your own link by adding the PMID on to the end of http://library.uthscsa.edu/pmid/ — for example: http://library.uthscsa.edu/pmid/19197747.

Have a DOI?

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What is a DOI (Digital Object Identifier)?

A Digital Object Identifier, is a unique string of numbers, letters, and punctuation assigned to journal articles (and some other types of material) that are available in an electronic format. Unlike a URL or web address, the DOI stays with the article when it is moved from one website to another. Every publisher does things a little differently, but the DOI can usually be found at the top or bottom of the first page of an article (either in print or online), and is usually identified as a DOI.

How to Use:

To use a DOI with the UTHSC Link tool, simply copy and paste the entire DOI (including all punctuation) into the generator. You can generate your own link by adding the DOI on to the end of http://library.uthscsa.edu/doi — for example: http://library.uthscsa.edu/doi/10.1080/02763860802616110

Have a CINAHL Accession Number?

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What is a CINAHL Accession Number

An Accession Number is a 10-digit number assigned to every article added to the CINAL database.
The Accession Number is listed in the CINAHL search results. Many articles in CINAHL will also show a PMID. If available, we recommend you use the PMID instead of the CINAHL accession number.

How to Use:

To use a CINAHL Accession Number with the UTHSC Link tool, simply copy and paste it into the generator. You can generate your own link by adding the Accession Number on to the end of http://library.uthscsa.edu/acc — for example: http://library.uthscsa.edu/acc/2012082153

Have a PubMed Central ID?

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What is a PubMed Central ID?

A PubMed Central ID is a unique number assigned to journal articles in PubMed Central. The NIH Open Access Policy requires NIH-funded researchers to include the PMCID in citations for deposited articles when referencing them in NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports.

How to Use:

To use a PMCID with the UTHSC Link tool, simply copy and paste the PMCID into the generator. You can also generate your own link by adding the PMCID on to the end of http://library.uthscsa.edu/ — for example: http://library.uthscsa.edu/pmc/225897