Retrieve PMC article identifiers (PMCIDs) from a search

Use E-Search to retrieve a list of PMCIDs that match the search term "eye":

https://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/esearch.fcgi?db=pmc&term=eye

With E-Search, you can use any of the search terms, fields, and filters that are allowed when doing a search from the PMC home page. See Searching PMC in the PMC Help Book for more information.

The following uses an Entrez filter to limit the results of a search to author manuscripts:

https://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/esearch.fcgi?db=pmc&term=childbirth%20AND%20author%20manuscript%5Bfilter%5D

This uses an Entrez search field to find all articles by a certain author:

https://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/esearch.fcgi?db=pmc&term=Joshua+Lederberg%5Bauthor%5D

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Last updated: Fri, 27 May 2011