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Using My NCBI to Activate LinkOut Library Icons

It’s easy to activate your library’s LinkOut icons using My NCBI. Your selections will be stored in your My NCBI account. After that, whenever you are logged in to your account, the library icons will be activated for each search.

Here’s how:

Step 1:
Log in to My NCBI and click on the Filters link in the left-hand navigation column.

NCBI Filters

Step 2:
Select PubMed.

Select PubMed

Step 3:
Use the Search tab to locate your library and then click on the link to select it.

Select Library

Step 4:
Select “Add a link icon to every item that matches this filter.” Also select “Add a result tab for all items that match this filter.”

Select Link Icon and Result Tab

Step 5:
Do a search in PubMed. For any of the results tabs, articles in the Abstract display will show the Bastyr icon for articles from journals in the library’s print or electronic collections.

Search Results with Icons

One Response to “Using My NCBI to Activate LinkOut Library Icons”

  1. oshargo Says:

    As I understand it, every My NCBI user has to activate his/her LinkOut library icons for themselves. Is there a way for me to do it for them? I am not even sure who the users are in our institution. Or perhaps you can provide me with a list of users with email addresses ending with @epa.gov so that I can contact them and relay this information. Or there is another way to do it. Thanks you in advance.

    Olga Shargorodska
    Librarian, ASRC
    EPA Region 10 Library