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Creating EBSCOHost Research Folders

 The EU online library (www.evergladeslibrary.com) features research databases that provide access to articles, e-books, and other authoritative, reliable electronic information. These databases provide the option to download full-text documents, often in Adobe PDF format.

 However, did you know that several of our databases also provide the option for you to create personalized research folders? These research folders provide more extensive functionality for arranging and referring to documents that you have accessed in the past. They also allow you to complete other useful tasks – for example, saving previous searches, and creating email alerts for when new articles appear on topics of interest. Below is an example that you might find to be helpful:

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EBSCOHost Research Databases

 EBSCOHost is a vendor that provides EU with research databases covering energy, medical, business, and crisis and disaster management topics. After entering an EBSCOHost database and finding an article, click on the small blue folder icon to the right of the article’s title. Then, at the top of the page, click on the ‘Folder’ icon.

There you will find the saved article. To save the article for future reference, click the link to ‘Sign into My EBSCOHost.’ This will allow you to create a username and password that is specific to the EBSCOHost platform. (NOTE: This username and password is not affiliated with EU). The next time you log into an EBSCOHost database from within the EU library site, you can subsequently log in with your ‘My EBSCOHost’ username and password, and then you will have access to all of your previously saved items!

 You can also save searches to the folder. When looking at the result list, click on the ‘Share’ tab to see the option to save the search to your ‘My EBSCOHost’ folder:

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With the ‘My EBSCOHost’ research folder, you will be able to:

  •  Save preferences
  •  Organize your research with folders
  •  Share your folders with others
  • View others’ folders
  • Save and retrieve your search history
  • Create email alerts and/or RSS feeds
  • Gain access to your saved research remotely

 Similar research folders are available in the LIRN databases, ProQuest and InfoTrac.

 Please feel free to let us know if we can assist with any questions you may have about this or other research topics!

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