logo
Home | My Account | Sitemap | Ask a Librarian
University of Texas Libraries
Celebrating the Life
 
MyEBSCOhost
What is EBSCOhost?
  • EBSCOhost is an interface that allows access to a variety of databases. EBSCOhost is multidisciplinary in scope.

What is MyEBSCOhost?
  • MyEBSCOhost is your personal portal within EBSCOhost. 

Why should I create a MyEBSCOhost account?
  • With your own MyEBSCOhost account, you'll be able to manage your research by: using and creating folders, saving keywords and searches, setting up alerts for new material, and exporting your search results. 

How do I get there?

How do I create an account?
  • Enter the EBSCO databases
  • Click "Sign In" at the top right hand corner
  • Click "Create a New Account" next to the yellow login button
  • Fill out the form and click "Save Changes"
  • Once you are logged in, a yellow banner with the word "my" will appear over the EBSCOhost logo

Using and Creating Folders
How do I access my folders?
  • Click on "Folders" in the blue toolbar at the top of the page
  • On the left side, you will see some generic folders from EBSCO
  • Your custom folders will appear below the EBSCO folders

How do I save materials to my folders?
  • Once you search for and find materials you would like to add to a folder, click on the folder icon  next to the title and select "My Folder"
  • Materials will be divided into the folder they relate to
  • For example, an article will appear in the "Articles" folder, whereas an e-book will appear in the "E-book" folder

Using EBSCOhost's folders is a great way to begin your research. However, you can also create custom folders to separate and organize your research on one specific topic. Also, custom folders can be shared with other users, which aids in group work.

How do I create custom folders?
  • In the folder view, click on "New" by My Custom on the bottom left hand side of the page
  • Give your folder a name and description on the next page
  • Click "Save"
NOTE:  Materials saved to your custom folders will still be separated into different categories (e-books, articles, images, etc), but are accessible in this one folder.

How I do share a custom folder?
  • Click the plus signnext to the custom folder you wish to share 
  • Click "[Share]" 
  • Enter the e-mail address of the person with which you wish to share the folder
NOTE: You can only share folders with users that have access to the database, such as UT students and staff. 
Saving Keywords & Searches
Selecting keywords pertaining to your research can be challenging. MyEBSCOhost lets you to save searches which allows you to return to results without having to recreate the search.

How do I save a search?
There are two ways to save a search. This first method is the quickest:
  •  At the top of the search results page, click "Share"
  • A dropdown menu will appear, select "Add search to folder"

Searches saved using this method can be accessed in the folder view under "Persistant Links to Searches." To view the search results, copy and paste the persistent link into the browser.

The second method of saving a search allows you to view and edit the search. 
  • Under the search box, click "Search History"
  • Select the search you wish to save, and click "Save searches/alerts"
  • Name and provide a dsecription for your search
  • Click "Save"

Searches saved in this manner can be found under "Saved Searches" in the folder view.
  • Click on the Retrieve Saved Search icon to re-run the search, view details or edit the search.
  • Click on the Edit Saved Search iconto modify the search


Setting Up Alerts
Setting up alerts can be beneficial if you are working on a long term project such as a dissertation. Alerts help you stay updated with new materials that pertain to a search. You can set the frequency at which you are notified of new materials.

How do I create an alert?
  • On the search results page, click "Share"
  • On the dropdown menu, select "Email alert"
  • Complete the following form
  • Click "Save Alert"


NOTE: By creating an alert in this way, you will receive materials related to the search terms you used. 

You can also create an alert for new materials from one specific journal. This is helpful if you use materials from that journal constistenly.

How do I create a journal alert?
  • Click "Publications" in the blue toolbar at the top
  • Select a database
  • Browse or search for the journal  
  • Click the orange alert icon  to the left of the journal name
  • Complete the following form
  • Click "Save Alert"
Exporting Results into Endnote Web
You can export citations of articles in a number of different formats, including direct exportation into RefWorks and Endnote Web. 

How do I export a citation?
  • Go to the article's full record by clicking on the title
  • Click on  "Export" on the right hand side of the page
  • Select the option that works best for you
Get help from a librarian!
Tutorial!
Watch a recording of the online class: "Managing Your Research Using MyEBSCOHost"

meeting.austin.utexas.edu/p1fr3n4qykq/

Citation Management
One of the perks of MyEBSCOhost is that you can export your citations into management software. 
  • EndNote Web - This service is free! You can also find online guides for it here
  • Zotero - Also a free service with online guides
  • NoodleBib - Get a free account through UT Libraries!