PubMed Tip of the Month: Saving Searches and Creating Alerts

You can save searches to your My NCBI account (see PubMed Tip of the Month for March 2016), and choose to receive daily, weekly or monthly emails when new articles meeting your search criteria become available.  To save a search, simply click the ‘Create alert’ link under the PubMed search box on any results page.  If you are not already signed in to your My NCBI account, then you will be prompted to do so.  Name your search and select whether or not you wish to receive email alerts.  Once you have saved a search, it will appear in the Saved Searches box in My NCBI, where you can see a list of your searches, the last time you ran a search and any new articles that have been added to PubMed since you last ran the search.  Saving searches saves time and frustration, and allows you to remain current on articles in your area of research.

Create alert link on PubMed results page
PubMed Create Alert

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