Working with Pubmed – Part 3: Bibliography (Updated)

Video Demonstration of My Bibliography Feature

PubMed is a large database of citations maintained by the US National Library of Medicine. You can set up an account with NCBI which I would recommend if your intend to work with NCBI over the longer term. The account is known as a myNCBI lets you do a lot of things you wouldn’t if simply browsing the site. This has been partly covered in previous posts (see Appendix). The video above demonstrates a neat feature of myNCBI which is the ability to store a bibliography. This means that you can select citations of interest and store them in the bibliography. From there you can export to an external database, save as a text file or e-mail them. Using this feature I saved the citation below to the bibliography and e-mailed it to myself before cutting and pasting into this document (changing the format). The bibliography feature is very useful and has many applications.

1: Hietanen H, Pietilä A, Kähönen M, Salomaa V. Ankle blood pressure and dementia: a prospective follow-up study. Blood Press Monit. 2013 Feb;18(1):16-20. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0b013e32835d131c. PubMed PMID: 23275314.

Appendix – Related Resources on this Site

Working with PubMed – Part 1: Getting started with a shortcut

Working with PubMed – Part 2: Favoriting abstracts

How to receive research paper e-mail alerts

A Video Celebrating 10 years of PubMed Central

How to improve your search results with Medline

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