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PubMed (English): Step 8 - Saving search results

Step 7 - Saving search results

Have you found interesting and relevant articles? Then there are several possibilities to keep the bibliographical reference(s). With this you can later create the source list/literature list.
Do you have access to the full text of the article? Download the pdf of the article.

There are three options above the search results or the article:

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Search results to your email

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Via this button you can send an article or multiple search results at the same time directly to your email.

To: fill in your email address; this can be your Zuyd address, but also a private address.
Subject: fill in the subject of your email.
Body: here you can fill in an additional description.
Selection: make a choice; if you have selected articles by ticking them, it will automatically say 'Selection'.
Format: choose for 'Abstract'.
Check 'I'm not a robot'.
Send email

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There are 5 ways:

1. Open an article by clicking on it to mail only this one.
2. Make a selection by checking the items you want to mail in the search results.
3. Mail all search results from the page you have in front of you.
4. Mail all search results.
5. First collect the interesting articles on the clipboard and mail this list of articles from the clipboard.

Search results to the clipboard

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While searching you can first collect interesting articles (max. 500) on the clipboard via this button. After 8 hours of inactivity, the clipboard is automatically emptied.

There are 2 ways:

1. Open an article by clicking on it to add only this one.
2. Make a selection by checking items you want to add in the search results.

Are you done searching?
Click on 'Clipboard' under the search bar to go the Clipboard. You can now send the collected articles to your email or Endnote at once or save them as a text file.

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Saving search results as text file

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This button allows you to save an article or multiple search results at the same time in various ways.

Selection: make a choice; if you have selected articles by ticking them, it will automatically say 'Selection'.
Format: make a choice:
              Summary (text): bibliographic description according Vancouver
              PubMed: all bibliographic elements listed below each other per field
              PMID: only the unique PMID number of the article(s)
              Abstract: as an article is shown in PubMed when you click on it
              CSV: as Excel-file
Create file: the file will be saved on your computer in the format of your choice.

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There are 5 ways:

1. Open an article by clicking on it to save only this one.
2. Make a selection by checking the items you want to save in the search results.
3. Save all search results from the page you have in front of you.
4. Save all search results (max. 10.000).
5. First collect the interesting articles on the clipboard and save this list of articles from the clipboard.

Search results to EndNote

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This button allows you to export search results directly to Endnote; make sure your Endnote library is already open.staat.

Selection: make a choice; if you have selected articles by ticking them, it will automatically say 'Selection'.
Create file

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There are 5 ways:

1. Open an article by clicking on it to export only this one.
2. Make a selection by checking the items you want to export in the search results.
3. Export all search results from the page you have in front of you.
4. Export all search results (max. 10.000).
5. First collect the interesting articles on the clipboard and export this list of articles from the clipboard.

MyNCBI

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Via this button you can log in with your Google account or create a free NCBI account via 'Sign up' and then log in via 'NCBI Account'.

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You can do the following:

1. Saving your search strategy
    You can continue searching at any other time, without having to re-type everything.

  • Go to the search history (via 'Advanced')
  • Click on the three dots under 'Actions' next to the search you want to save
  • Choose 'Save to MyNCBI'
  • Give the search strategy a clear name

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2. Setting up an email alert
    You will be kept informed of new articles in PubMed that match your search strategy. You can
    already make this choice while saving your search strategy (see 1.), but you can also set it
    afterwards by clicking on .

3. Saving articles in a collection
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​    This button allows you to save up to 1000 found items in a collection created by you. Make sure you
    give the collection a clear name.

    There are 3 ways:

  • Open an article by clicking on it to add only this one.
  • Make a selection by checking the items you want to add in the search results.
  • First collect the interesting articles on the clipboard and add this list of articles from the clipboard.

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