National Library of Medicine Has Developed a “Preformulated” Search of PubMed in Health Literacy

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As always, Siobhan Champ Blackwell has great information to share regarding health information literacy.    She recently posted the following on The Health and Literacy Discussion List.    She shared how she has adopted this strategy to receive weekly updates on health literacy.   Thank you, Siobhan, for the great tip!

“The National Library of Medicine has developed a “preformulated” search of PubMed  in health literacy I set up a “My NCBI account”, saved the search and have an email sent to me every Monday morning with the latest listing of articles published that week.

Setting up a MyNCBI account is easy – on the home page for PubMed, in the upper right hand corner, select, “Sign In”, in the lower left hand box, you will see a link to “Register for a new account”

To find out how you can save searches, go to the tutorials page and watch the 4 minute tutorial Saving Searches and Creating E-mail Alerts

Then run the preformulated search and save it to you newly created My NCBI account and every week, you too can receive the latest research in health literacy.”


Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS
Health Information Literacy Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine,  MidContinental Region
Creighton University Health Sciences Library
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
800-338-7657 in CO,KS,MO,NE,UT,WY
402-280-4156 outside the region (BHIC Web Log)

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