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Definition: Pubmed

PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. Read more


Why create a Pubmed account?

A Pubmed account allows you to save and edit your Pubmed searches. It also helps you to manage (add, edit and delete) your alerts better. Read more


Create a Pubmed account

  • Click Databases A-Z list

  • Scroll to & click Pubmed

  • Click Sign in to NCBI

  • Click Register for an NCBI acount

  • Complete the form
  • Click Create account


Set up e-mail alerts in Pubmed

  • Once logged into Pubmed, type your search query
  • Click Search
  • On results list, click Save search

  • Type a Name of Search
  • Click Save

  • Complete the form
  • Click Save

In order to manage your alerts:

  • Click My NCBI
  • Under Saved Searches, click Manage Saved Searches

  • Click in the Schedule column to manage alert settings


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