Using PubMed? Your sign-on options have changed

July 28, 2021
CMSRU Library

If you use the PubMed database, you probably have a MyNCBI account. If so, you may have noticed a few changes—specifically the fact that NCBI will no longer be using local account passwords (the password you created at NCBI) for logging into NCBI. In order to ensure privacy and security, users will now need to sign on via 3rd-party logins (, ORCiD, Rowan University, etc.).

At the CMSRU Library, we suggest that students log on with their Rowan NetID. In fact, anyone with a Rowan affiliation can use this option. (You'll find "Rowan University" in the expanded list of of "more login options.")

Unfortunately Cooper users can’t use their Cooper credentials via InCommon. Therefore, we’re recommending that they create a account:

Researchers with an ORCiD ID from Rowan or Cooper, should consider using ORCiD to log on. We encourage any researcher who doesn't have an ORCiD ID yet to create one:

To learn more about login options, see “Choosing the Best 3rd-Party Option for You”:

And to learn more about linking your current account to a new one with a 3rd-party login see:

More questions? Check out these login FAQs:

The CMSRU library staff can help. Feel free to "Ask a Question" using this online form:

To contact the U.S. National Library of Medicine help desk directly, click on or send an email to