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Why use personal accounts?
Many library resources -- such as PubMed, OvidSP, Web of Science, PsycNET, CAB Direct (Global Health), and Access Medicine -- allow you to set up your own personal account. Though the options vary on each system, the benefits of setting up a personal account can include:
- saving search strategies and setting up alerts so that the search can be rerun at regular intervals and new results emailed to you
- saving individual records
- saving images
- downloading to mobile devices
The purpose of this guide is to:
- explain the advantages of having a personal account on each of these systems,
- show you how to set up a personal account on each system, and
- demonstrate how to use the features that are available with a personal account