Answered By: Mary Sullivan
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2024     Views: 28

Please see the following instructions while using EBSCOhost Databases:

Saving Your Search History using My EBSCOhost

If enabled by your library administrator, you can set up a personal account that you can use to save searches, retrieve and reuse them, and print them as needed. For information on saving a search as an alert, see How to Use Search Alerts.

To save searches:

  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. 

  3. Enter a Name and Description for the search. (For example, mysearch1)

  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; otherwise, click Cancel. You are returned to the Search History/Alerts Screen.

 You can retrieve your saved searches and alerts and edit and reuse them.

To retrieve searches:

  1. From the Search History/Alerts Screen, click Retrieve Searches.

  2. If you have not already signed into your personal account, you will be prompted to do so. Enter your user name and password; or click Cancel and return to the Search Screen.

  3. The Saved Searches area of your folder displays.

  4. Click on the Retrieve Saved Search link for the desired search.

To print search history:

  1. From the Search History/Alerts Screen, 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 of the window.

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