Answered By: Sanjeet Mann
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2017     Views: 11324

DOI ("Digital Object Identifier") and PMID ("PubMed IDentifier") are unique identifiers or IDs.

DOIs, strings of numbers and letters that begin with "10." are created by the International DOI federation. Examples of DOIs are listed below.

  • 10.1109/5.771073
  • 10.1016/j.joi.2015.11.008
  • 10.1037/pspi0000045


PMIDs, strings of numbers, are created by the PubMed database which is run by the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Examples of PMIDs are listed below.

  • 23193287
  • 18287687
  • 27158321


If you see a DOI or a PMID in a citation, you can search the library collection to determine whether we have full text.

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