How to Use the My EBSCOhost Folder


When you have a personal My EBSCOhost account, you have your own personal area (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. Only you can access your My EBSCOhost folder.

For information on how to create a My EBSCOhost account, click here.

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

To view the contents of your My EBSCOhost folder:

  1. Sign in to Your My EBSCOhost account and then click the Folder link at the top of the page.

    Folder link

  2. View the contents of your My EBSCOhost folder. Your folder contains links to your saved items in groups such as Articles, Images, Journal Alerts, Saved Searches, etc.

  3. Click a folder location to see the items in a group.

    Folder locations

  4. Click an individual item (for example, a magazine article or an image) to display the full detail for the item.

    Article Full Text


To save articles to a specific folder:

If you have custom folders created within your My EBSCOhost folder, you can specify which folder you would like your articles saved in, when you click the Folder icon Add to Folder icon.

Save to specific folder

The article is added to the folder you specify.

Article added to the folder

When you click the Folder item icon Folder item icon, the name of the folder which contains the article displays a folder icon.


To remove items from your My EBSCOhost folder:

You can remove all the items displayed in a group (for example, Articles) or remove an individual item.

  1. Display the items that you want to remove from your folder.

    folder items displayed

  2. Mark the check box for any folder item that you want to remove, and then click the Delete Items button.

    removing folder items



ID: 3968
Topic: Interface Features, Account Customization, Database Products and Content
Services: EBSCOhost Research Interface, EBSCOhost Canadian, EBSCOhost UK, Literary Reference Center, Points of View Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Canadian Points of View, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, EBSCOhost Aust/NZ, English Language Learner Reference Center, Legal Information Reference Center, Literary Reference Center Plus, Science Reference Center, History Reference Center, Australia/New Zealand Points of View, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Link: http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=3968
Updated: June 2014

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