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Current Awareness Alerts: PubMed Alerts

Set up search and eTOC alerts to help keep abreast of advances in your field.


Setting Up Search Alerts in PubMed

Whenever you perform a search in PubMed, you can use My NCBI to create an Email Update alert.

Sign into My NCBITo create an automatic email update, you must be signed into My NCBI. To sign in or to register, click Sign in to NCBI at the top right of the PubMed screen; log in or select Register for an NCBI account:


After signing in, perform your search using keywords and/or subject headings in the PubMed search box. Once you have entered the desired search terms, click Save Search


Change the name of your search, if desired, and click Save:


Choose your email preferences and click Save at the bottom of the page:


You will now receive automatic emails with a list of articles that have been recently indexed with your search terms. To change your email preferences at any time, select My NCBI at the top of the page and go to Manage Saved Searches.