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PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

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NCBI Account 

Having an My NCBI account will allow your information and database preferences to be retained, providing customised services for many NCBI databases. It allow's you to save searches, select display formats, filtering options, and set up automatic searches that are sent by e-mail.

My NCBI includes other features that help you access articles including setting up your Outside Tool preferences for PubMed.

Setting up your Outside Tool - Easy Access to Articles

We have added an icon that links out to any full-text articles we subscribe to. This makes accessing articles incredibly quick and easy. All you need to do is set-up your Outside Tool in your NCBI account.

To set-up your Outside Tool, firstly login to your NCBI account, click 'NCBI Site Preferences’, then click 'Outside Tool' and select the letter ‘D’ & the select — ‘Derbyshire Community Health Services’ & then click on the ‘My NCBI’ (the link at the top of the page)


For more guidance view our help guide.

LibKey logo for full text articles

Once you've set up the Outside Tool look out for the above icon to access full-text articles in PubMed. (You will need to be logged in to your My NCBI account).


If we don't subscribe to the full text, when you click on the icon you will be re-directed to an article request form, which will be set directly to us. We will then try & gain access to the full text for you and send you a PDF version.

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