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My NCBI

An introductory guide to the navigation and use of the National Center for Biotechnology Information's My NCBI tool on PubMed.

Saving Searches

It's easy to save searches using My NCBI. When you save a search, you can choose to manually check for new references or schedule e-mail delivery of new papers added to PubMed which match your search criteria. To save a search:

  1. Run your search.

  2. Click "Create Alert."

  3. Name the Saved Search.

  4. Select whether or not you would like to receive Search Alerts.
  • Choose "no" when asked "Would you like to receive e-mail updates of new search results?" if you want to manually check for new references

OR

  • Choose "yes" when asked "Would you like to receive e-mail updates of new search result?" if you'd prefer to have new references sent to you via email. Specify the frequency, format, and maximum number of citations you would like to receive per email alert.

  1. Click "Save."

Screen shot of MyNCBI search alert.

Screen shot of My NCBI save search page with search alert option selected.

Screenshot of My NCBI Save Search page.