Save Your PubMed Searches Using MY NCBI

A common question at the reference desk is: "How do I save my PubMed search?"  PubMed’s My NCBI feature makes it very easy to save and rerun your searches at a later date.  Simply click the “Save Search” link next to the ‘Go’ button. PubMed will prompt you to log in to your My NCBI account (or create a new account) and save your search. At a later date you can log in to see what is new for your saved search. My NCBI also allows you to set up automatic emails, create RSS feeds, and store regularly used filters.

Limit By Funding Support in PubMed

Did you know that you can search PubMed for articles receiving NIH and other types of funding support?  To limit your search by funding support: Click the Limits button in PubMed.  Under "Type of Article," select the type of funding support you are searching for.  Options include: "Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural," "Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural," and "Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t".  Alternatively, to search for all articles receiving NIH support you can copy and paste a special NIH search strategy (containing all the NIH grant codes and institute acronyms) listed here into your PubMed search box.   

LWW Journal Legacy Archive

The library has added an exciting new collection to our e-journal backfiles.  Mount Sinai now has access to the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Journal Legacy Archive, which covers 200 biomedical journals full-text back to volume one through 1999.  This collection completes the library’s online holdings for many key journals, giving us a full run from volume one-present!  Highlights include:

Academic Medicine back to 1926
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – back to 1922
Anesthesiology back to 1940
Journal of Hypertension – back to 1983
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry back to 1962
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine back to 1959
Obstetrics & Gynecology – back to 1953
back to 1960

Access these journals from the Library’s list of ejournals.  Note: the publisher is still loading some of the earliest issues. 


New: EndNote Web

Institutions (like us) who subscribe to ISI’s Web of Knowledge platform now have free access to ISI’s new reference management service, EndNote Web.  EndNote Web is described as a web-based version of EndNote — it lets you save and organize your references online and write papers in MS Word.  EndNote Web was designed to work closely with Web of Knowledge databases like Web of Science — so you can save references directly to your EndNote Web account from a Web of Science search.  Free sign-up is required.  If you already have a Web of Knowledge login (for saving searches etc), you can use the same login credentials for EndNote Web. 

The Down Side: So far, Levy librarians have encountered several problems logging in, creating folders, and importing references to EndNote Web.  Unless you’re a frequent Web of Science user, we still think RefWorks, a more comprehensive web-based reference manager licensed by the Library, is preferred over EndNote Web (especially until the kinks are ironed out).  However, if you’re using EndNote Web, we’d be interested to hear from you, please drop us a line.