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PubMed - Searching Medical Literature: My NCBI - Personalized PubMed

A guide to searching medical literature using PubMed, the MEDLINE search engine from the National Library of Medicine.

What is NCBI?

NCBI is the National Center for Biotechnology InformationSetting up an NCBI account allows you to personalize your PubMed:

  • Save collections of results from searches (the Clipboard only holds results for 8 hours).
  • Save your searches and set up alerts that can be set to automatically run against database updates and send the results to your e-mail.
  • Customize personal preferences like filters and display settings.

Why do it?

  • PubMed is free.  You can use it anywhere, anytime, forever.