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Creating an EBSCO Account

Welcome to the Creating an EBSCO Account research guide.

Creating an EBSCO Account

When you have a personal My EBSCOhost account, you have your own folder to collect and store information across sessions. All the items you save to your personal folder remain in your folder until you remove them.

Note: You still need to access Ebsco databases through the Library first, then sign into your personal account.

To set up a personal account:

  1. Click the Sign In in the top toolbar of the screen.

  2. From the Sign In Screen, click the Create a new Account link.

    Creating a New Personal Account

    3. The Create a New Account Screen appears with Personal Account entered in the Account Type field. Fill in the fields on the Create a New Account Screen. When you have completed the fields, click Save Changes.

    Create Personal Account Screen

    1. If all the information was accepted, a message appears that provides your user name and password. Click OK. You will be automatically logged in as a personal user.

    Note the user name and password you created so you can log in at a future session.

Saving Items to Your Folder

To save items to your My EBSCOhost folder:

  1. Sign in to your My EBSCOhost account.

  2. Search for the information that you want to save in your folder. You can save all types of search results to your folder. (For example, articles, links to searches, images, etc.)

  3. Add the items to your folder in any of the following ways:

    • Add one item – Click the folder icon Add to Folder icon located to the right of the article title. This adds only the single selected item to your folder. If you have custom folders in your account, select a folder to add the article to.

    • Add all the items on the page – Click the Share link and then click Results (1–10) link at the top of the menu. This adds all items listed on the page to your folder.

      Adding results to the folder

      When the article result is added to the folder, the folder icon will change to a folder item icon Folder item icon. Clicking this icon will remove the result from your folder.

      Remove from folder link

    • From the Detailed Record, you can add one item. Click the Add to Folder link at the top of the tools menu. This adds only this single item to your folder.

      Add to folder link

Adding an eBook to Your Account

  • When you add an e-book to your personal My EBSCO Host folder, information about the e-book appears in the e-books area of the folder, without the e-book being checked out. E-books may be added to the folder by clicking on the folder icon in the Result List or Detailed Record (be sure you "sign in" first or your folder contents will disappear when you log out).
  • When an EBSCO e-book is checked out, it is added to the Checkouts area of your personal folder. If you have not yet downloaded the e-book, it can be accessed and downloaded from there.

A Personal EBSCOhost folder