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Instructions for adding alternate login credentials for MyNCBI.

What is changing?

On June 1, 2021, PubMed / NLM will no longer manage user accounts and require current users to add third-party credentials to their My NCBI accounts. If you have a PubMed / My NCBI account, you will need to make this change to retain your information and settings! Read more here...

After May 31, you will no longer be able to log in with your current NCBI credentials.

What is My NCBI?

My NCBI is a personal user account for PubMed and other NCBI databases. Logging in allows you to create and save customized filters, customize results displays, and save searches for regular alerts by email.

How do I make the changes?

Follow the steps below to link your My NCBI account to one or more of the third-party login options [downloadable PDF instructions linked below]:

  1. Sign in to NCBI with your current username and password.
  2. Click your username at the top right of the browser page.
  3. Click “Change” in the “Linked Account” portlet.
  4. Locate the third party account (i.e. ORCid, Google, etc. – recommendation below) of your choice by searching the list of available options.
  5. You will be transferred to the third party’s sign in page. Enter the appropriate credentials to connect your accounts.

Librarians recommend these credentials for account security:

*Personal accounts are free to set up at and ORCiD.

Additional options include:

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Microsoft (personal account, not your UND account)
  • PayPal

NCBI has a detailed Frequently Asked Questions page that will answer your most common questions or direct you to their Help Desk for more specific assistance.

Having trouble?

Some of these partner accounts require a “clean” browser. Try clearing your browser’s cache and try again.

Need help with the steps to clear your cache? This article provides instructions for any browser.

Do you have questions? Contact your librarian...

Janet Anderson, MLIS

Montanna Barnett, MLS

Sandi L. Bates, MLIS

Megan Denis, MLIS

Jessica D. Gilbert Redman, MLIS

Erika Johnson, MLIS

Devon Olson, MLIS

Sara Westall, MLIS