Have you ever looked at a record in PsycINFO and wondered: what’s a PMID?
PMIDs are PubMed Identifiers – these are the unique identifiers that PubMed, a biomedical database from the National Library of Medicine, assigns to each item it indexes.
We cover some of the same journals in PsycINFO, and in April of 2012 we began adding the PMID to those records. On PsycINFO, the PMID displays in the full record view, and is a searchable field.
Why do this? Researchers who search PsycINFO and PubMed can use the PMID from a PsycINFO record to quickly find and save the same item in PubMed. And of course, someone who wants to see if an item in PubMed is indexed in PsycINFO can do the same.
We recently made one small change to how the PMIDs are displayed in APA PsycNET: PMIDs are now linked directly to PubMed, which makes this process even easier!
Related Training Resources:
- Guide to the Fields in APA Database Records
- Record Structure for PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS and PsycCRITIQUES (PDF)