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

What is My NCBI?

My NCBI is a service you can use to customize your experience when searching PubMed or other NCBI databases such as Entrez Nucleotide, Entrez Protein, and Entrez Genome. 

You can use My NCBI to:

  • Save searches

  • Set up e-mail alerts for new content

  • Create collections of saved references, sequence database records, and more

  • Choose filters that organize search results

  • Highlight search terms within your results and change other result display preferences

  • Create a bibliography of your own publications within PubMed, to use for grant preparation

Getting Started

To get started, click on the "Sign in to NCBI" link in the upper right-hand corner of PubMed (or any other NCBI page).

Screenshot of My NCBI link on PubMed.



If you have a MyNCBI account, you can sign in.  If not, click the text link to register for an account.  You can also sign in with your Google credentials or your NIH Login from the grants (eRA) reporting system.

You can click the checkbox to stay signed in from a specific computer.

Screenshot of My NCBI login page.