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The premier journal article citation database for the biomedical sciences

What is MyNCBI?

"My NCBI is a tool that retains user information and database preferences to provide customized services for many NCBI databases. It allows you to save searches, select display formats, filtering options, and set up automatic searches that are sent by e-mail. My NCBI includes other features that help you save your citations and manage peer reviewed article compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy (My Bibliography), and create an online professional profile (SciENcv)."

The text on this page was copied from MyNCBI help.

Register or a MyNCBI Account

Step 1.

Access MyNCBI From PubMed, or go directly to the login page at

Step 2

Click on Register for an MyNCBI account. OR you can register using your Google credentials. 

Step 3

  • If you did not opt to associate your MyNCBI account with your Google account, then you will need to choose an email address you wish to have associated with your account.
  • Choose a security question and answer.
  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail from NCBI. Confirm your email address to complete this process.

Save Searches and Set Email Alerts

Select the DMU Library as an "Outside Tool"

If you use the customized link to PubMed for the DMU library, you should see a purple DMU Library icon on every record in PubMed. Another option for connecting to DMU (or another institution) is to select Outside Tool and customize your MyNCBI account to display any icon you wish to access during your search.

Step 1: Select NCBI Site Preferences from within your account.

Select NCBI Site Preferences


Step 2: Select Outside Tool



Step 3:Select Des Moines University.



Save Search Results in Collections, Including Favorites

Save your search results in Collections, part of your My NCBI account.

Des Moines University Library