MyNCBI: Saving PubMed Searches & Creating Alerts

Are you searching a topic but can’t save the search?  Want to be alerted when the most recent literature is available?  You can do this by creating a free MyNCBI account (see “My NCBI: Making the Most of Your PubMed Search” for more info).

First step is to log into your MyNCBI account.  Then run your search.  Here’s a basic example:

Once you get the results, click “Save Search”:

Give your search a name, then click “Save”:

Your search has now been saved!  If you want to be alerted when new literature is available, just click one of the email options:

Need more help? Check out this tutorial:



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