December 1, 2015

Database Statistics: Citations Added to MEDLINE Database by Fiscal Year (Updated Chart/Table)

Via the NLM Web Site

Data for Past Three Fiscal Years (Complete Chart Includes Data for FY 1995 – FY 2011)

Fiscal Year # Citations
2011 724,831
2010 699,420
2009 712,675

Indexed citations are those citations selected for MEDLINE that have completed processing and indexing with current MeSH® (Medical Subject Headings®). Indexed citations have a status of MEDLINE. This number does not include OLDMEDLINE subset citations that are converted to MEDLINE status as part of the MeSH mapping project, effective FY 2007 forward.

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See Also: Additional MEDLINE/PubMed Statistics Including Key MEDLINE Indicators

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