PubMed Basics for Medical Residents Elisha Walker Staff Library New York Downtown Hospital Yvette L. Walton, Librarian 1
Today’s Lesson1) My NCBI registration process2) How to save your search results3) Sign-up for automatic email updates regarding your topic4) Highlighting your search terms 2
My NCBI RegistrationNCBI (National Center for BiotechnologyInformation) Why register?• Save your search results• Automatically receive email notifications of your subject of interest• Make search terms stand out on the page while searching using “Highlighting” 3
My NCBI Registration1) Go to PubMedhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed2) Click My NCBI, top upper right side of page3) Click “Register for account” 4
My NCBI Registration4) Provide user name, password and additional information5) Click register(Questions?) 5
My NCBI - Save Your Search Saving your search results in PubMed:1) Near the top of page, under the search box, click “Save Search”2) Sign into My NCBI3) In the “Name the Search” box, keep or change the name of your search and click “SAVE” 6
Retrieval-Save Your Search• Retrieve saved search from the homepage of your My NCBI1) Sign into your My NCBI account see the “Saved Searches” box (Questions?) 7
Getting Email Updates• After you have clicked on “SAVE” your search, the next page is: “Saved Search Settings”• This is where you create email updates 8
Getting Email UpdatesChoose how you want to get email updates:1) Once a month or week or everyday and pick which day2) Pick your format from the pull down “Report format” box (summary, abstract, etc.)3) Select the number of items to be sent fromthe “Number of items” pull down box (one,five….200) (Questions?) 10
Highlighting Text Why highlight search terms?• When search terms are highlighted in color it is easier to glance the results• Choose from over 10 colors! 11
Highlighting Text1) Sign into your My NCBI, the home page opens2) Click on “NCBI Site Preferences” (upper right hand side of page) Preferences page opens3) Under “Common Preferences” see “Highlighting” 12
Highlighting Text4) Click the Highlighting link5) Choose your color6) Click “Save” (Questions?) 13
The End• Questions?• My contact information: Yvette L. Walton 212-532-5229Email: email@example.comPlease stop by the Library with furtherquestions THANK YOU! 14
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