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PubMed: Creating a MyNCBI Account

What is a My NCBI Account?

My NCBI is a tool that retains user information and database preferences to provide customized services for many NCBI databases. It allows you to save searches, select display formats, filtering options, and set up automatic searches that are sent by e-mail. My NCBI users can save their citations (journal articles, books, meetings, patents and presentations) in My Bibliography and manage peer review article compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. My NCBI includes additional features that allow for setting up preferences for displaying and filtering search results, highlighting search terms and setting Outside Tool and Document Delivery preferences.


Register for an account.  First choose New here? Sign up at the bottom of the Log In page. Then follow the links to create a new account on the Sign Up page.  Please note that if the Create a new NCBI Account link does not show up, choose NIH Account then back arrow to the Sign up page and it should show up - this appears to be a glitch.

Go to the My NCBI page

When you are registered and go to the My NCBI page, you will see many options.  You can explore them by looking at these videos. Click the Playlist link on the top left to see individual help tutorials.  You can always get into the My NCBI page after you have logged in by clicking on your name and then picking Dashboard (My NCBI)