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This documentation reflects EDirect version 10.9, released on 2/1/2019.

We strive to keep this documentation up-to-date with the latest release. If you are looking for documentation on a more recent version of EDirect, or to find out more about new EDirect releases, please see the Release Notes of NCBI's EDirect documentation.

The elink command uses the ELink utility to look up similar, related, or otherwise connected records in the same database, or linked records in a different database. elink can also be used to retrieve LinkOut information.

This page is still under construction. For more information on elink, please see NCBI’s EDirect documentation page, “Entrez Direct: E-utilities on the UNIX Command Line”.