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Use Filters

Use Filters to:

  • Specify the type(s) of articles retrieved (e.g., Clinical Trials, Case Studies, Reviews)
  • Specify age groups (e.g., 6-12 year olds, 19-44 year olds, 80 & over, and more)
  • Specify human or animal studies
  • Specify the language of the article
  • Limit resources to specific topics, like Bioethics

Some of the filters are hidden and you have to use "Show Additional Filters" to see them and/or you might need to use the "Customize" option to see all of the options.




Set up E-Mail Alerts or Save Search Strategies

Set up Email Alerts

Though PubMed's MyNCBI account, you can turn any topic into an automatic email notification.  You can set it up for daily, weekly, or monthly and chose the day of the week that you want the message to arrive. 

  • To get started, login to your MyNCBI account (or create one if you don't have one) using the link in the top right corner of PubMed.  
  • Run the search for your topic of choice.
  • Under the search box, look for the link "Create Alert."
  • The things to change or adjust are:
    • Give your search a meaningful name
    • Decide if you want to save the search to re-run later (choose "No") or if you want to continue setting it up for email alerts (choose "Yes").
    • Schedule - how frequent, which day of the week.
    • Format - change to Abstract so you get more info in your email message about the articles.
    • Number of items - increase it because the default is very low.
  • Click the Save button.

Here's a screenshot of what it looks like.