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Nursing: Library Services & Quick Tips

Subject Guide for Nursing Students, Staff and Faculty

Creating a MyNCBI Account

Why Set up a MyNCBI account?

  • Save your PubMed searches and create alerts
  • Receive new articles from the saved searches
  • Save collections of articles and share with your collaborators or peers
  • Set PubMed display preferences which will make scanning search results much more efficient.

Creating a MyNCBI Account: 

Watch a short video here or follow the steps-by-steps instruction below: 

  1. Go to PubMed@uci

  2. Click on Sign in  to NCBI in upper right of PubMed homepage   


  3. Create an account if you don't have one already
    • Select Register for an NCBI account

    • Complete the form and click the Create account

  4. Once done, click MyNCBI in upper right corner of the page

Set MyNCBI Preferences
-- This will make sorting through search results faster and easier. 

Watch a short video here or follow the steps below:

  1. Once logged in to MyNCBI
  2. Click on  MyNCBI Site Preferences (Near upper right of page)  
  3. See the figure below for instructions to change your PubMed Preferences


The mage below is an example of PubMed Filters that were selected and shown in step 2: Filters & Icons.


  • To move from MyNCBI back to PubMed, click the PubMed link near bottom of page in the Center (below POPULAR) column.

Connect from Off Campus via Cisco VPN Software

Quick Tips on accessing articles from the UCI Libraries

Last updated: August 16, 2017

  1. If you are connecting from UCI Campus or UC Irvine Health, you automatically have full access to the library resources and don’t need to take any steps below. For personal laptops, click here to Register your device for UCI’s wireless access on campusClick here to register for UC Irvine Health’s wireless Connection.

  2. If you haven’t connected to the UCI Libraries from off-campus before, the Connect from off-Campus Software VPN tutorials can help you. 
    Note: WebVPN does not require you to download additional software, but you will encounter problems accessing PubMed@UCI and most of the medical resources and databases. Therefore, you must download, install, and configure the software VPN before visiting PubMed@UCI and resources such as Access Medicine and the Bates’ Videos. 

  3. When configuring the VPN software, be sure to change the default “Group" from WebVPN to UCIFULL. Once you login and connect to the VPN with your UCInetID, you have full access to all the UCI Libraries online resources with a few exceptions from the Law Library.

  4. Always use PubMed@UCI on the Grunigen Medical Library website to search for medical literature.  PubMed@UCI provides access to the , which provide links to full-text articles if available. The UC-eLinks icon also provides access to the UC-eLinks Request It for items that are not available at UCI.

Health Sciences Librarian

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Subjects:Medicine, Nursing

Conducting a Medical Literature Review

Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enables UC students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other libraries that are not available at the UCI Library. Please check Library Search before requesting an ILL.

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Ask a Librarian

If you have a complex research question, please contact one of the medical librarians for assistance.

If you need immediate help with any technical questions or want tips for accessing research articles, you can send your question to the Ask a Librarian 24/7 service.  The chat box is located on the right side of the screen.