What are EBSCOhost folders and how do I use them?
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2023     Views: 280

EBSCOhost has a great folder feature that will help you organize your research. ​The folders are session-based by default (look for the folder icon at the top of the page). The folder is a temporary location to store articles for printing, saving, or emailing during the research session underway. It is not a means of long-term storage and is automatically emptied upon exit from EBSCOhost.

To use folders for long-term storage from one research session to another, you must first create a personal account and sign in to a feature known as My EBSCOhost. To create a personal account in My EBSCOhost:

  1. In EBSCOhost, select the Sign In link in the upper right corner of the EBSCOhost screen.
  2. Click on Create one now, where it reads, "Don't have an account?"
  3. Fill out all the fields on the form and click Save Changes.
    • You can use a personal email address.
    • You do not have to use your university username and password.

Please note that you must log in to this account each time you access EBSCOhost; you won't automatically be logged in when accessing EBSCOhost. Also, creating a username and password for My EBSCOhost does not allow you to bypass the normal process of accessing library resources.

Here is how you can add articles to a folder:

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your My EBSCOhost account by looking for your first name in the upper right side of the dark blue bar at the top of the page.
    Tip: You should always log in first to ensure that your saved articles will be available the next time you log in to your account.
  2. Search for articles on your topic.
  3. Click on the folder icon to the right of an article title to add it to your folder. You can create different folders to hold articles from multiple searches/topics.

Here is how you can view articles in a folder:

  1. Log in to your My EBSCOhost account.
  2. Click on the Folder link or icon in the bar at the top of the EBSCOhost page.
  3. The articles you have saved will be listed in the center of the page.
    • On the left are folders for various types of content that you can save, along with the option to create custom folders.
    • To the right are print, email, save, and export options.

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