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PMIDs, DOIs, AND PMCIDs Oh my!
Posted On: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 16:44 by Brandi Tuttle
Let’s take a moment to demystify these commonly used acronyms. They are all unique identifiers for an article (like a barcode), which can be used to easily link to or find an article online.
A PMID (such as 30256255) is a unique numerical identifier for an article in PubMed. You will notice every article included in PubMed has a PMID under the citation/abstract. You can search this number in PubMed or our E-Journals page to go straight to that particular article.
The International DOI Foundation assigns a unique alphanumeric string to content online known...MORE
Preparing Citations from Endnote (APA, AMA, Chicago Styles)
Posted On: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 15:28 by Matthew Johnson
Ever get nervous about formatting citations? Here’s an overview of a few common issues when citing journal articles in often-used styles (APA, AMA, and Chicago)
In most cases, you can easily export citation information from databases like PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, etc. into a reference management system like EndNote. However, you have to be careful about how that data is entered to ensure that your final citations are correct.
When citing a journal article, use the following basic format:
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume...MORE
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