My NCBI Password Retirement Wizard

Researchers logging into their My NCBI accounts when accessing PubMed or other resources may encounter a message regarding the Password Retirement Wizard. This is because NIH, NCBI and NLM have determined that making this change will increase the security of your accounts. Therefore, users will need to change how they access their My NCBI account before June 2022.    

The good news is that My NCBI accounts will continue to exist and will retain all the information currently stored in them. However, once the transition is complete, you will be required to use a third-party login – such as Google, NIH, eRA Commons, ORCID, Microsoft, or Facebook – rather than a separate NCBI username and password. Users belonging to certain research organizations, including the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, can also use their institutional login to access their MyNCBI.

The Password Retirement Wizard is designed to guide you through this process. You can also switch to a third-party login by going into your My NCBI account, clicking on your username in the top right corner of the screen, and updating the “Linked Account” settings. Both methods will offer you a choice of many different third-party login options (you can click “more login options” to see the full list) so you can pick the one that makes most sense for you.

New Links for Library Resources

Update your bookmarks! The library’s links have moved to the new domain. Even though our old links will still work, we recommend that your update your bookmarks now for seamless access to e-journals, e-books, and databases from on- and off-campus. Here is a rundown of the changes:

Library website:

ILLiad, interlibrary loan service:

Remote access to library e-resources:

If you have bookmarked any direct links to individual e-resources, make sure you update the beginning of the URL to (For example, here is a direct link to Embase:

EndNote, ReadCube, SciWheel, Zotero users: Update your proxy/authentication URL settings to

Albert, the library’s catalog:

If you have questions or experience difficulty accessing any library resources, email our librarians right away! We will help you find what you need!

December Classes via Zoom

The Library is offering classes via Zoom. Register online now so that you can log in from the comfort of your own computer. The schedule for December is as follows:

PubMed – Wednesday, December 8, 3:00-4:00pm

EndNote – Friday, December 10, 10:00-11:30am

Doing a Systematic Review: What to Think About – Monday, December 13, 1:00-2:00pm

Mendeley – Wednesday, December 15, 10:00-11:00am

Covidence – Thursday, December 16, 3:00-4:00pm