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Staying Current With Dental Research

Learn how to use email alerts, RSS feeds, apps to stay up-to-date with new articles published in dental and dentistry research.

My NCBI PubMed Account

My NCBI is a free account associated with PubMed that allows you to customize preferences for PubMed. My NCBI allows you to save searches, select display formats and filter options, and set up automatic journal and search email alerts. 

To create a My NCBI account:

  • Click the link to PubMed@USC below or use another link on the USC Libraries website and sign in with your USC Net ID and password.
  • On the homepage of PubMed, click "Log in" on the top right of the page. 
  • Click "Other login options,"  
  • Click "New here? Sign up" and choose a 3rd party sign-in option to create your account.

PubMed Journal Alerts

To create journal alerts in PubMed:

  1. Log in to PubMed@USC with your USC Net ID and password.
  2. Log in to your My NCBI account.
  3. Click on the "Advanced" link below the search box.
  4. In the advanced search builder box, select "Journal" from the drop-down menu.
  5. Type the name of the journal into the search box (but don't click search yet).
  6. Click "Show index" below ADD.
  7. A list of journal titles will appear. Click the correct journal title. This will update title of the journal in the search box. 
  8. Click "Search."
  9. On the results page, click "Create alert" below the search box and follow the prompts to save your preferences.
  10. Alerts will be emailed to you.

To create a RSS feed:

  1. Follow #1-8 above. 
  2. On the results page, click "Create RSS" below the search box to create a link to add to an RSS feed reader of your choice. See the RSS Feeds page of this guide for a list of popular RSS feed readers.  

Screenshot of advanced search builder in PubMed

Screenshot of alert and RSS feed links under PubMed search box

PubMed Search Alerts

To create an alert for a search in PubMed: 

  1. Log in to PubMed@USC with your USC Net ID and password.
  2. Log in to your My NCBI account.
  3. Run a search in PubMed and apply any desired filters. 
  4. On the results page, click "Create alert" below the search box and follow the prompts to save your preferences.
  5. Alerts will be emailed to you.