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How Do I Find Articles in EBSCO?

This guide contains resources to assist you in utilizing EBSCOhost journal databases.

Have you ever spent time creating the perfect search for your topic and wish you could save it for future use?  Do you wish there was a way to easily stay current with the most recent publications or research in a particular journal or field?  You can do all of these things using a Persistent Search, Search Alert, or Journal Alert! To do this you may have a My EBSCOhost account.

Persisent Search

Any search result screen offers the option to create a persistent search in the upper right corner of the search results.

Click the option Alert / Save / Share.  Choose the option to add your search itself to a folder instead of the search results. E-mail alert and RSS feed are options covered later in this guide.  Copy and paste the persistent link to save it yourself, or use the icons below to share it with your favorite social media.

The Permalink may be copied and pasted into a word document, calendar, or another tool until you wish to run the search again.

To access a persistent search which has been added to your My EBSCOhost folder, log-in to your folder. Select Persistent Links to Searches under My Folder located to the left of the computer screen.

In the list of content types you might have saved under My Folder, it's three quarters of the way down.

Search Alert

An Alert may be created from any Basic Search screen.

Create Alert from Basic Search: Enter search terms and click Create Alert instead of Search.

Any search result screen offers the option to create an alert in the upper right corner of the search results.

Click Alert / Save / Share to see options, then choose E-mail Alert or RSS Feed.

The following screen will appear:

Create Alert.  Note: If you have not signed in to My EBSCOhost, you will need to.  Fill in the form and designate the setting as needed for your research. Enter your e-mail to make this an e-mail alert, or click RSS Feed near the bottom to make this an alert that shows up where you put it.  Click Save Alert if you don't want anything more complicated, or Advanced Settings below to see more complicated options.

Advanced Alert Settings provides additional options.

Notably, advanced settings allows a search to run in multiple databases at once, such as Academic Search Complete and PsycINFO.  Remember that you're setting yourself up for a whole lot of e-mail if you choose broad settings.

Journal Alert

To set up an alert for a specific journal, first Search by Publication for the journal title.

The upper right corner will display

Alert / Save / Share options.  After you display the menu, click E-mail Alert or RSS Feed depending on your needs.

Proceed with setting up an email or RSS alert as described under Alerts.