2.5.b My NCBI

Beside storing your citations in a File and in a location on your computer, you could store them in a server-based system (it implies that you have an Internet connection) called: My NCBI.

This is a feature of the NCBI databases that allows you to save records and searches, and customize your results display with filters and other options.

To use My NCBI you need to register for an account (FREE registration).

You will receive a confirmation e-mail message on your e-mail account.

Note! Your User Name, Password, and security word are case-sensitive.

So you can use My NCBI to:
  • saving searches
  • filtering search results
  • setting up automatic updates sent by e-mail
  • saving sets of references retrieved as part of a PubMed search
  • configuring display formats or highlighting search terms
The My NCBI area can be accessed from any computer with web-access.
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Please, take your time to look a the video below.

Save Searches and Set E-mail Alerts, YouTube video (2 min., revised January 2012)

My NCBI, handout in PDF