Welcome to the My EBSCO host tutorial, which demonstrates how to set up and make the most of the free personalization (My EBSCO host ) folder, allowing users to extend the usage of EBSCO host search results beyond their current session . Personalized folder accounts are simple to set up, and can be created by any user accessing EBSCO host .
In addition to search results, My EBSCO host users can store Images, Videos, Persistent Links to Searches, Saved Searches, Search Alerts, Journal Alerts and Web Pages created using EBSCO’s free Page Composer program. From within the Personalized folder, users can print, email, save, or export search results, images or videos.
My EBSCO host also allows users to create their own custom folders within the My EBSCO host folder. This can help you organize your saved articles during research by placing them in different folders. Simply click the New link, name your folder and click Save .
Your custom folder is added to the My Custom area. Select articles from the My Folder area, click either Copy To or Move To , and select your custom folder from the drop-down menu to copy or move the articles.
Create a My EBSCO host folder by clicking on the Sign In link . Click on the Create a new account link, fill in the fields, and click Submit. Once your information has been accepted, you will automatically be logged in as a personalized folder user.
When you conduct a Basic or Advanced Search after logging in to your personalized folder, you can save particular Result List items to your folder by clicking on the Add to folder link to the left of the relevancy bar for each article. These saved search results can be examined more closely at a later date, as well as printed, emailed, or saved to your computer.
By clicking the Alert/Save/Share link and then clicking the linked terms next to Add search to folder , you can add a persistent link to a search to your personalized folder, which can then be emailed, saved or clicked later to run the search, showing any new results that have been added to the database.
After clicking Search History below the Find field, you can save searches to be retrieved for later use. You can also print your search history by clicking the Print Search History link.
From the Publication Details page of most journals represented in the database you are searching, you can set up a Journal Alert, which will be kept in your personalized My EBSCO host folder until you delete it. Journal Alerts provide automatic notification via email whenever a new issue of the specified publication has been added to the database, eliminating the need to continually check the database for new issues.
EBSCO host includes a free web page creation program, entitled Page Composer. It allows you to create customized web pages that can include Result List items, a search box, images and creative page graphics, which can be used, for example, as assignments to students (when posted to another web site). The Page Composer program is exclusively available from within the My EBSCO host folder, where web pages created with this tool are stored.
My EBSCO host also includes a useful Charge Back feature, allowing you to track EBSCO host session usage times for charging back clients. The usage report information can be printed or emailed to destinations that you specify.
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