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Tips about how to search the various National Center for Biotechnology Information resources.


My NCBI allows you to:

  • Save searches and results from many databases, including PubMed
  • Run automatic searches and have results e-mailed to you
  • Apply and edit filters to manage search results
  • Customize PubMed
  • Create a collection of your publications, MyBibliography, or collections based on search criteria
  • Create a SciENcv and Biosketches
  • Manage compliance for NIH Public Access policy (or delegate this responsibility)

Set up your account

You can set-up your account with NCBI using one of two different avenues.

You can link it to another account:

  • Google
  • NIH
  • eRA commons
  • your ISU net ID


You can set-up an account from scratch, which can later be linked to other accounts if you want.



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