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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
Logging on to HINARI 1 Before logging into PubMed, we can Login to the HINARI website using the URL http://www.who.int/hinari/
Logging into HINARI 2 We will need to insert our HINARI User Name and Password in the Login box and click on the Login button. Note: If you do not properly sign on, you will not have access to full text articles from the HINARI/PubMed database.
Remember - if you fail to use the Login page, you will have a second option on the Full text journals, databases, and other resources sub-page.
Main HINARI webpage Once you are logged in from the main HINARI webpage, access PubMed by clicking on Search HINARI journal articles through PubMed (Medline).
Welcome to the PubMed Homepage. Part 5 of the tutorial will look at the My NCBI facility. To access My NCBI, there are [Sign In] [Register] options on the top right corner of the webpage. You will now Register for 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.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail from My NCBI. Go to your email account and open the message - firstname.lastname@example.org 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 My NCBI.
Proceed to sign into My NCBI by entering your Username and Password and clicking on either of the options.
When you are signed into My NCBI, your Username appears in the My NCBI box.
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 to five. 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 result tab 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 and enter HIV and pregnancy into the search box.
`` We have now completed 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 hypertext link. Note: These three tabs are the default configuration when completing a HINARI/PubMed 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 link. Note: These three tabs 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.
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 the 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. 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 2009
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