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On Campus Access: Electronic resources are accessible on-campus and from the UNC Hospitals' computers. Faculty, students and staff must register personal laptops and mobile devices with UNC Chapel Hill ITS.
Off Campus Access: Access resources off-campus via the Library website by logging in with your Onyen. Most electronic resources are accessible off-campus to students, faculty, and staff, including UNC Hospitals' staff.
My NCBI is a tool that provides customizable services for working with PubMed and other databases from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). With My NCBI, you can:
Storing your PubMed search queries allows you to return at any time and run the search for new results. This makes it easy to regularly find the most recent information in your core areas of research and instruction.
Receive automatic email updates
Saving a PubMed search query also allows you to receive automatic email notification when new information relating to that search becomes available. This makes it easy to get the most recent results from your searches on a regular basis, straight to your email inbox.
Create and save collections of citations
You can store citations and abstracts of articles retrieved from PubMed searches in a My NCBI Collections folder. This is an easy way of organizing your results and holding onto relevant citations for future use, and there is no limit to number of collections or time stored.
Filter your search results
My NCBI will allow you to customize and narrow the way results are presented to you by applying preferred filters to your searches. Results can be grouped by area of interest; for example, only articles that focus on the etiology of a disease, clinical trials, or articles in English.
Create a personal bibliography
My Bibliography is a feature that helps you to collect all of your own personal citations from PubMed and save them in one place. You can also use this feature to check whether your publications comply with particular standards, such as the NIH Public Access Policy.
NOTE: You can use My NCBI with most of the databases produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information and the National Library of Medicine. If you would like specific help with databases such as GenBank, RefSeq, or OMIM, please let us know via our Ask a Librarian service.
Bioinformatics & Translational Science Librarian