The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides the My NCBI tool which, once signed in, retains user information and preferences to provide customized services in PubMed and other databases. The following handout provides information on how to create an account, how save your searches, create alerts, how to create bibliographies and collections and search with your custom NCBI Filters.
1 Register for a My NCBI Account If you are working on a computer where you are the sole user check the boxes beside "Keep me signed in" & "Remember my username".
3. In the "Table of Contents" box on the left select "Preferences"
4. Under "PubMed Preferences" clink on the "Outside tool" link.
5. Click on the "L" and locate "Loma Linda University Libraries" and select it.
6. Click on "Save"
7. On the top bar click on PubMed to return to searching PubMed.
Search results can be saved in My NCBI using the Collections feature. There is no limit to the number of collections you may store in My NCBI. In addition, collections can be made public to share with others.
To save results to a new collection:
As you continue to build collections, you may want to add new items to an existing collection. To add search results to an existing collection:
For more information on viewing, sorting, editing, merging, sharing, and deleting collections, see Collections in My NCBI Help.
Click "Create alert" under the search bar to create an automatic email update for searches. You must sign in to My NCBI to use this feature.
Click on Create RSS under the search box at the top of the page to create an RSS feed for your search.