Tip of the Week: My NCBI Database Search Filters

tip_myncbi_filters1  In this week’s tip I want to be sure you are aware of using MyNCBI database filters to divide your Entrez searches into useful subsets of records. This feature has been available from My NCBI for as long as I have been using it, but last week I was reminded again that not everyone is familiar with this handy utility. My NCBI filters are available for each Entrez database and are very useful for subdividing your search results into more manageable bits, or even as a quick means of finding records that are contained in two different NCBI databases – that’s what ended up working for one of our “What’s Your Problem” commenters, as you can see in this post. Enjoy the tip, and then let us know what creative ways you put this utility to use!