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Create an EBSCO personal account

You can set up a personal account that you can use to save search results, persistent links to searches, saved searches, search alerts, journal alerts and web pages to your personal folder.  Saved searches are retrieved and reused as needed.  Search alerts will run automatically and EBSCO will e-mail you any new results. 

To set up a personal account:

  1. Click the Sign In link in the top toolbar of the screen.
  2. From the Sign In Screen, select Create a new 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, Save Changes.
  4. 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. You should note the user name and password you created so you can log in at a future session.

Create a saved search

Saved searches are retrieved and reused as needed.

A. To save searches:

  1.  Run a search on EBSCO and view your search results.
  2. Click Search History.  If you have more than one search displayed, select the search(es) you want to save.
  3. Click Save Searches/Alerts. The Saved Search/Alerts Screen appears. If you have not signed in to My EBSCO, you will be prompted to do so.  
  4. Enter a Name and Description for the search. (For example, mysearch1)
  5. In the Save Search As field, set your parameter.
  6. To save the search, click Save; otherwise, click Cancel. You are returned to the Search History/Alerts Screen.  
  7. You can retrieve your saved searches and alerts and edit and reuse them.

B. To retrieve searches:

  1. From Search History, click Retrieve Searches.
  2. If you have not already signed into your personal account, you will be prompted to do so. 
  3. The Saved Searches area of your folder  will displays.
  4. Click on the Retrieve Saved Search link for the desired search.

C. To print search history:

  1.  From Search History, click Print Search History. A browser window appears with the search history formatted for printing.
  2. On the browser toolbar, click the Print icon. To close the browser, click the x in the top right corner on the window.

Create a search alert

Search alerts will run automatically and EBSCO will e-mail you any new results.  

  1.  Run a search on EBSCO and view your search results.
  2. Click the Share button and select E‐mail Alert from the resulting pop‐up menu. The Create Alert window will appear over the result list.
  3. If you have not done so already, click the Sign in link in the alert window to sign into your My EBSCO folder.
  4. Set your alert parameters and click Save Alert.

Create a journal alert

You can set up an e-mail alert to automatically notify you each time a new issue is available for a selected journal title.

  1. Click Publications at the top of the screen.
  2. To locate the publication, enter the title in the Browse Publications field and choose Browse, or use the A-Z links and left/right arrows to browse through the list of titles.
  3. From the journal's Publication Details Screen, choose Alert/Save/Share, and then E-mail Alerts.
  4. The Journal Alert window appear with the Subject and E-mail from address automatically filled in.  If you have not already signed into your My EBSCOhost account, do so with the Sign in link.
  5. Set your alert parameters and the Save Alert.
  6. To view all available alert parameters, use Advanced Settings.