Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2015     Views: 155

EBSCO databases allow users to save their searches for later use. In order to save searches in EBSCO, you must have a personal account. To create or sign in to your personal account, using the "Sign In" option in the top navigation bar of EBSCO databases. You'll see a screen like this where you can either sign in or sign up for your personalized EBSCO account:

My EBSCO Login Screenshot

To save searches in EBSCO:

1. Run a search and view your search results.

2. Click the "Search History" link, then click the "Save Searches/Alerts" link. The Saved Search/Alerts Screen appears. If you have not signed in to My EBSCOhost, you will be prompted to do so. 

My EBSCO Search Screenshot

3. Enter a name and description for the search.

4. In the "Save Search As" field, select one of the following:

  • Saved Search (Permanent)
  • Saved Search (Temporary 24 hours)
  • Alert - If you selected Alert, additional fields are available. For more information, see “Saving a Search as an Alert.”

5. To save the search, click "Save" and you will be returned to the Search History/Alerts Screen.

You can retrieve your saved searches from the "Search History/Alerts Screen" by clicking on "Retrieve Searches".

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