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Saving a Search

Once you have searched for your topic and the results have pulled up, you can save your search.  PubMed will then email you the results through your free MyNCBI account (upper right corner).  You need to sign in before you can save your searches. 

To save:

When the results page pulls up, click on "Save search".

**If you wish to be emailed about future articles on your topic, you can go to MyNCBI and choose the setting for automated email updates.

Create a Folder

To create a folder:

  • Type in your search terms and search
  • When the results pull up, choose which articles you would like to save to a folder and put a check mark in the box next to each
  • Click on "Send To" and choose "File"


  • Next, make sure that the Format is set to "Medline"


  • Click on "Create File"
  • From there you are able to save those articles into EndNote or Zotero.

Create your NCBI Account

Be sure to create your NCBI account!  To create an account, click on "My NCBI" NCBI

in the upper right corner of the page.  When the next page opens, click on "Register for an Account".  Having your own account allows you to save searches and create a bibliography.