NCBI is the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Setting 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.