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PubMed: Create an Account

Created by Mike Strahan

It is highly recommended that researchers create an account in PubMed (MEDLINE).

Advantages include:

  • Save searches & automatic e-mail alerts
  • Display format preferences
  • Filter options
  • My Bibliography & NIH public access policy compliance
  • SciENcv: a researcher biosketch profile service
  • Highlighting search terms
  • Recent activity searches & records for 6 months

1. Begin by clicking on the NMU Olson Library link to PubMed

2. Next, click on the Sign in to NCBI link as appears below:


3. You may Sign in using either your Google login, or Click on the Register for an NCBI account link:

If you chose Google, it will ask you to verify your login. The system will then return you to a starting point.


If you chose to Register for an NCBI account, the screen below will appear. Note that character verification will be different than below. Please enter information & click the Create Account button.

After you Create an account, you will receive an e-mail with the subject:
Activate your new NCBI account

Click on the link inside the message to activate your NCBI account.

Now every time you access PubMed, please remember to login. You know you are logged in when in the upper-right corner, you see your login followed by the image below:

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