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NCBI on YouTube: Tips for My Bibliography, Genome Data Viewer and more

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Add Preprint Citations in My Bibliography

The National Institutes of Health encourages investigators to post preprints to public repositories in order to speed the dissemination and enhance the rigor of their work. This video demonstrates how to add preprint citations to My Bibliography.

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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.

New in ClinVar – notifications for changes in the clinical interpretation of variants

We have added a new feature to ClinVar that allows you to follow a particular variant and be notified if the overall clinical interpretation in ClinVar changes, for example from a pathogenic category to a non-pathogenic one.  This service will let you know about changes that may require you to update your analysis reports and contact your patients and ordering physicians. The new feature allows you to follow a variant from the  variation page (Figure 1).  Simply click the “Follow” button to begin receiving notifications.

FollowFigure 1. A ClinVar variant page (VCV000541155.1) showing the ‘Follow’ button. The text on the button changes to ‘Following’ after you add  it to your followed variants. Clicking ‘Following’ presents the option to ‘Unfollow’, which removes the variant from the followed list when clicked.

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New PubMed Updates: User Guide, MyNCBI, and more

As you may have heard, we are working on a new version of PubMed, and we’ve recently released some new features that you can check out.

new user guide answers many common questions about how best to use the new site. We’ve also added links on the new PubMed homepage to many popular sites including the E-utilities, Advanced Search, and the MeSH database.

The action menu (Figure 1) now contains Collections and My Bibliography, allowing you to manage and share groups of citations. After running a search, you will also find a “Create alert” link under the search box that lets you set up automatic My NCBI email updates for your search.

Action menu on new PubMed
Figure 1. New PubMed search result page showing the new “Create alert” link and updated action menu.

Going forward, we will continue to develop new features leading up to the time when this new version of PubMed will replace the legacy PubMed. As this progresses, we would love to hear what you think about these new additions! Please use the “Feedback” button (available on every page of the new PubMed) to submit your comments, questions, or concerns.

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.

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.

New on YouTube: Automate PubMed Searches & Save Citation Collections with My NCBI

The newest video on the NCBI YouTube channel will show you how to have your PubMed searches automatically run and the results emailed to you daily, weekly or monthly. You will also learn how to create PubMed collections that you can share with others or keep privately for yourself.

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