1. On the PubMed homepage, click the "Sign in to NCBI" link in the top right-hand corner.
2. Click the "Register for an NCBI account" link to create an account. Once you have done so, confirm your account via email. The confirmation email may end up in your spam box, so if it doesn't arrive within 10 minutes, check spam.
3. Go back to PubMed.
4. Select "Advanced" under the primary search bar.
5. From the drop-down menu, select "Author" and enter your name any way it may appear in a publication. We recommend the following formula: Mead T OR Mead TL OR Thomas Mead OR Thomas L Mead OR Tom Mead OR ... and maiden names, if applicable with capital OR between each incidence.
6. From the drop-down menu, select "Affiliation" and enter your affiliations any way it may appear in a publication. We recommend the following: Dartmouth OR Hanover OR Lebanon OR New Hampshire OR DHMC … and any other prior affiliations with capital OR between each incidence. Click "search."
7. Place a checkmark next to each publication that belongs to you.
8. Click “Send To” (on the right) and select “My Bibliography.” Click "Add to my bibliography" and select the bibliography you wish to save items to.
9. To ensure that your publications are in fact in your bibliography, select “ My NCBI” next to your username in the top right-hand corner. Your bibliography should appear on the left-hand side.
10. You may also manually add citations not indexed by PubMed. Such citations may include conference proceedings and book chapters. You may do this by navigating back to your bibliography and clicking "Manage My Bibliography." Click "Add Citation" and select the type of publication you wish to add.
11. To generate a public URL, select “settings” next to where it says, “Your bibliography is private.” Select “public” and click save. Once you hit save, a link should appear at the top of the screen.