Tag: My Bibliography

Important Update About How You Log Into your NCBI Accounts

Update:  Based on feedback  we have received, we are moving the date when creating new accounts with 3rd-party credentials is required to June 2021. We will provide more details in the coming weeks.

As mentioned in a previous blog post, we are transitioning to using 3rd party logins for all My NCBI accounts. We are doing this because NIH, NLM, and NCBI take your privacy and security very seriously. Transitioning to 3rd parties who have modern and industry-standard security practices ensures that you have the highest level of security and enables us to focus our resources on improving your experience once you log in.

The next step in this transition process is to disable the ability to create usernames and passwords directly in NCBI. Beginning in June 2021 new accounts must be created with 3rd-party credentials, but don’t worry! We are working hard to make sure you have a variety of sign in options. In the past few months, we’ve added nearly 4000 InCommon sign in options along with Microsoft and Facebook. This is in addition to the options we had previously, like ORCID, eRA Commons, and Login.gov.

If you have questions about this transition or using 3rd-party usernames and passwords for your NCBI account, you can:

March 3 Webinar: Changes are coming to the way you log in to your NCBI account

March 3 Webinar: Changes are coming to the way you log in to your NCBI account

Join us on March 3, 2021 to learn about changes to NCBI account log ins that will affect those of you who sign in directly your NCBI account.  After June 1, 2021 you will need to log in using your institution, social media, Google, Microsoft or login.gov account username and password. In this webinar, you will learn how to register for a free login.gov account and how to link this to an existing NCBI account. You’ll also see where to find the most up-to-date information and FAQs on this topic.

We will answer a few questions from our mail bag on these changes. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please send an Email to  at info@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov with the subject line “Changes to my NCBI Log In” by February 24th.

    • Date and time: Wed, March 3, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM EST
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. A few days after the live presentation, you can view the recording on the NLM YouTube channel. You can learn about future webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.

Important Changes to NCBI Accounts Coming in 2021

Update: Please see our FAQ page for more information and updates.

Do you login to NCBI to use MyNCBI, SciENcv, or MyBibliography? Do you submit data to NCBI? If so, you’ll want to read further to get a first glimpse at some important changes to NCBI accounts that will be coming in 2021.

What’s happening?

In brief, NCBI will be transitioning to federated account credentials. NCBI-managed credentials are the username and password you set at NCBI — these will be going away. Federated account credentials are those set through eRA Commons, Google, or a university or institutional point of access.

Why is this happening?

NIH, NLM, and NCBI take your privacy and security very seriously. As part of our normal reviews we have determined that making this change will increase the security of your accounts to a level that we feel is necessary.

When is this happening?

After June 1, 2021, you will no longer be able to use NCBI-managed credentials to login to NCBI.

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June 24 webinar: An insider’s guide to creating Federal grant BioSketches

June 24 webinar: An insider’s guide to creating Federal grant BioSketches

Join us on June 24 to learn how to use My Bibliography and SciENcv, My NCBI applications that help you to create biographical sketches for grant applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). You will learn how create a profile, add citations and import information from 3rd party accounts like ORCiD

  • Date and time: Wed, June 24, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM EDT
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. A few days after the live presentation, you can view the recording on the NCBI YouTube channel. You can learn about future webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.

NCBI on YouTube: new videos on PubMed, My Bibliography, sequence data and more

Here are the latest videos on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to get alerts for new videos.

Introducing the Genome Submission Wizard in Genome Workbench v3.0

Genome Workbench version 3 is a major upgrade, including the addition of the Genome Submission Wizard. This video guides you through the wizard, from uploading your genome data file to completion of the submitter report, which is ready to submit to GenBank using tools such as Submission Portal or BankIt. Note: An on-line tutorial is under “Manuals” on the Genome Workbench home page.

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September 25 Webinar: An insider’s guide to the new My Bibliography

September 25 Webinar: An insider’s guide to the new My Bibliography

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12 PM, NCBI staff will present a webinar on the new My Bibliography, a central place to save and share your citations. You can add PubMed citations, create them manually, or upload them from citation managers. In this webinar you will learn how to navigate the new interface, receive a few helpful tips to make your experience easier, get a sneak peek of features under development, and learn how you can help us improve My Bibliography by providing feedback.

  • Date and time: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM EDT
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. A few days after the live presentation, you can view the recording on the NCBI YouTube channel. You can learn about future webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.

Big changes coming to My Bibliography in 2019!

Update: The new version of My Bibliography described below is available. Thank you for your feedback while we tested the changes in NCBI Labs.


As we announced in October, a new My Bibliography is coming soon! We encourage you to preview the new service and let us know what you think. You can safely try out this new version without affecting anything in your existing My Bibliography.

With an all new look and feel, it will be easier than ever to manage and share your work. While the clean, new interface will make managing your collection a breeze, the new pages layout will make it easier to manage very large bibliographies. You’ll also be able to search within your bibliography for keywords, author names, and grant numbers to quickly filter your view to only the most relevant citations for you.

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Try out a new version of My Bibliography in NCBI Labs

My Bibliography is a component of My NCBI and allows you to create an online collection of your published work. You can import citations directly from PubMed or add them manually. For accounts linked to eRA Commons, you can associate citations with awards and manage compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Are you a My Bibliography user?

We are working on a new My Bibliography and want your feedback! The new trial version of My Bibliography is an NCBI Labs experiment. It incorporates many improved features over the existing My Bibliography, including a color-coded view of compliance status, filtering by compliance status, and functionality on your phone.

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Anything you try or change in the NCBI Labs My Bibliography site will not affect content in your existing My Bibliography account, so feel free to experiment.

After trying the new My Bibliography, please let us know what you think.

Hey Professors! Get your free personal assistant — an NCBI Account!

Hey Professors! Get your free personal assistant — an NCBI Account!

Professors, we know you’re busy ­­— really, really busy.  You have to develop and teach your courses and labs, coordinate and run your journal clubs and seminars, direct your lab’s research efforts, write grants and publications, counsel and mentor your students, and stay current on everything related to your teaching and research topics.

NCBI has information that can help with all of this, but there are so many interesting records and so little time to organize them. Sign up (Help) for or log in (Help) to your free NCBI Account and let us help you get started and get organized!

Read on – or watch the video embedded below – to learn more about what you can do with your NCBI Account.

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Aug 8 NCBI Minute: Hey Professors! Get your free personal assistant – an NCBI Account!

Aug 8 NCBI Minute: Hey Professors! Get your free personal assistant – an NCBI Account!

Next Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018, NCBI staff will show you how to use an NCBI account to help with research and teaching tasks including:

  • Making custom collections of important records for use in coursework and research projects
  • Creating lists of publications or database records to send to your courses, journal clubs and research teams
  • Setting automated updates when new publications or database records are available
  • Maintaining your bibliography and sharing it on your Faculty Profile
  • Formatting your U.S. Gov’t BioSketch with a click of a mouse
  • And keeping track of everything – right on your My NCBI dashboard!

Date and time: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

Register now!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. A few days after the live presentation, you can view the recording on the NCBI YouTube channel. You can learn about future webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.