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WHSL Family Medicine: Saving your searches

Saving your searches

Login to PubMed and first run your search.

Once you are satisfied that your search is retrieving the kind of information which you need, click on the save search link in blue which appears below the search box. 

Sign in to My NCBI

Give your search a name which clearly indicates the subject, and click save.

Decide whether or not you would like to receive email updates on the subject and specify how often the search should be re-run, the format in which you wish to receive the results, and limit the number of references sent.

Remember that you can later change all of the settings, or cancel the search.

Run Saved searches

Even if you have not arranged to have updates emailed to yourself, you can repeat one of your saved searches at any time.

Login to PubMed and sign in to My NCBI 

Open My Saved Data

  • There are two ways to re-run one of your saved searches .
    • Click in the square to the left of the title of the saved search. Note that you can select more than one search.
    • Click on the Show What's New button at the bottom of the list of saved searches.
    • A screen listing the results will automatically open
  • Alternatively
    • Click on the title of the search you wish to repeat. The search will be re-run and a PubMed search page will open with the results. 

E-Resources Librarian, WHSL

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Devind Peter
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