MY NCBI (module 4.5) by HC11120616230


									  MY NCBI
(module 4.5)
            MODULE 4.5
      PubMed/How to Use MY NCBI

Instructions - This part of the:
course is a PowerPoint demonstration
intended to introduce you to MY NCBI
module is off-line and is intended as an
information resource for reference use.
        Table of Contents

How to register and sign into MY NCBI
Setting up filters in MY NCBI
Saving searches for your MY NCBI account
Receiving email alerts for the searches
To register , add filters and use the MY NCBI options , you should
directly access PubMed using the following address:
From the PubMed display , you will see the MY NCBI/Sign in box.
Click on this MY NCBI box to Register.
Note: if you try registering from HINARI/PubMed, HINARI blocks
you from returning after working in MY NCBI.
To register for My NCBI, click on
the Register for an account link.
If are already registered, you can
go to Sign into My NCBI.
You now have to fill in a short Registration page.
You will need to select a Username and a Password.
Make sure this is written down for future reference.
You will also need to set up a Security Question in case
you forget your password.
For the 5 character image, enter this literally
including capitals. An e-mail address is requested.
When the form is complete, click on Register.

Reminder: Make sure you write down your
Username and Password.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail from My
NCBI. Go to your email account and open the
message -
Click on the hypertext link - the url or website
address - that is below the ‘to complete your
registration… ’ line.
This will to verify the new My NCBI account.
After placing the My NCBI website’s
address in the search box, you will
be sent to this page that verifies
your email address. You can
proceed to Sign in to My NCBI.
To access My NCBI, you will need to Sign In with
your Username and Password.

Note: This is the process once you have registered
and want to return to your My NCBI account.
Proceed to sign into My NCBI by entering your
Username and Password, clicking on either of
the options (Keep me signed in or Remember
my username) and the Sign In link.
When you are signed into My NCBI, your
Username appears in the My NCBI box.
Click on MY NCBI to enter your account.
Once in My NCBI, choose the Search Filters
option from the left column menu.

                                     We need to choose PubMed as a
                                     database from those listed.
We have clicked on Frequently Requested Filters. Commonly
requested filters are listed on this page and you can choose up to15.

When we choose a filter, My NCBI will refresh and apply the filter.
In this example, we will choose the Free Full Text Filter.
You now click on Search for Filters. In the
Search for filters in PubMed Database box,
enter HINARI and click on the Search button.
Filters matching the Search will
appear below. Click on the box for
Add as a filter to apply it to your
My NCBI account.
Now click on My Filters and your selected
filters will be displayed.
Remember that you can use up to five filters.
While remaining signed into My NCBI,
return to PubMed.
Enter hiv AND pregnancy into the
search box.
We have now completed a search for hiv AND pregnancy. There
are now three results filters – All, Free Full Text, and HINARI. To
retain this search, click on the Save Search hypertext link.

Note: These three filters are the default configuration when
completing a HINARI/PubMed search.
My NCBI gives you the option to save or cancel the
specific search. In this case, you will save the search.

                       We have now done a search for hiv and
                       pregnancy. There are now three results tabs –
                       All, Free full text, and HINARI.
                       To retain this search, click on the Save Search

                       Note: These three tabs are the default
                       configuration when completing a
My NCBI has confirmed that this search was
saved. You now have the option to receive
email updates. You have the option of
receiving or not receiving an update.
Proceed to a yes option to receive
email updates. In this example, the
Tuesday once a week and send text-
email options have been chosen from
the drop down menus. You may
choose the options you prefer.
In this example, the Abstract option for
Report Format has been chosen. You
may choose the option you prefer.
Here, the 5 items option for the Number
of Items option has been chosen from
the drop down menu. Again, you may
choose the option you prefer.
When you enter My Saved Data, you can see a list
of the saved searches - ‘hiv and pregnancy’ and
‘malaria and bednets’ in this example.

From this page, you can re-run a search by clicking
on the title of the search. You also have the option
to Delete PubMed Searches.
We will discuss one final option called
Collections – MY NCBI. While MY NCBI is
active, we have completed a PubMed
search for diabetes AND developing
countries. This search has resulted in 1232
citations that are in the Summary display.
We have checked the boxes in the first five
citations from this search. In the Send to drop
down menu, we have activated Collections and will
click on Add to Collections .
Note: in the Display Settings menu, you may
change the Summary display to any that you prefer.
In the MY NCBI Collections page, you can
note that 5 items from PubMed have been
transferred. We have clicked on the Create
new collection button and, in the Enter a
name for your collection box, written
diabetes and dev ctries. To save this
collection, we will click on the Save button.
This slide confirms that Your
collection was saved. We now will
click on the Edit your collection link.
                                      On the Collections page, the saved
                                      search and citiations are listed.
                                      In the Actions icons, there are the
                                      Remove, edit setting, view in Pubmed
                                      options. In the Sort by icons, there
                                      are Sort by date, sort by author, sort
                                      by title options.

This is the end of Module 4 Part 5.
There is a workbook to accompany this part of the module. The
workbook will take you through a live session covering topics
included in this demonstration with working examples.
Updated 02 2010

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