When a PMID is known, it may be helpful to use it in the same way as it is good practice to use ISBN references for book sources.
It is important when making a link to have only a space after "PMID" followed by the numbers; do not use the colon which is present in PubMed citations.
- Correct: PMID 4957203
- Incorrect: PMID:4957203
- Incorrect: PubMed 4957203
- The formatted citation is displayed as a blue link:
- PMID is an acronym for "PubMed ID". PMID stands for "PubMed IDentifier" number.
- Ayers, Phoebe et al. (2008). How Wikipedia Works: and How You Can Be a Part of It, p. 186.
- Ayers, p. 190.