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NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information

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


My NCBI retains user information and database preferences to provide customized services for many NCBI databases.

  • 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
  • Create a collection of your publications
  • Create SciENcv and Biosketches
  • Manage compliance for NIH Public Access policy (or delegate this responsibility)

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Create your My NCBI account

Customize your experience and optimize your research.

Curate your dashboard

The dashboard is a personalize portal to NCBI.


Manage your publications

You can manage the list of your publications via the "My Bibliography" box in your Dashboard or in the "Publications" section of your account.  Both of these link get you to the "My Bibliography" page were you can manage, add, or filter citations.

My Bibilography page in NCBI with a arrow pointing to the publication link in the account menu.

Adjust your account settings

You account settings allow you to change your email, link accounts, add a delegate, and get an API key.

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