Create Your EBSCOhost folder

EBSCO login

Creating and using the EBSCOhost folder account is an efficient way to store and manage database information. Click the Sign In or Folder links at the top of the EBSCO page. Log in or click Create a New Account and complete the form. You can also sign in with Google.

  • Articles added to your EBSCOhost folder are retained until you delete them.
  • Your EBSCOhost folder can be accessed and used in ANY EBSCO database (Academic Search Complete, Literary Reference Center, etc.).
  • To save articles in your personalized folder you must "Sign In" when you are in EBSCOhost.
  • Articles added to your EBSCOhost folder can be accessed and read from any computer, on or off campus.

EBSCO and Google Drive

An alternative to the EBSCO folder is saving your articles on Google Drive. Use the link in the right sidebar of the article detailed record.
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Citations in EBSCO

For a single citation in an EBSCO database, click the article title to access the detailed record. Click the "cite" button in the right toolbar then choose the recommended style. (The "Tools" menu is only available on the detailed item record; it is not on the results page.) Copy, paste, and edit the citation to match the required citation style and your professor's requirements.

EBSCO cite tool

The EBSCO Folder is a personal information management tool to save articles, save searches, create citations lists, write notes, and more. Create a folder then sign in to your folder. Note: Items added to the default folder are NOT saved. You must be logged into your EBSCO folder to save items.

For multiple citation use the EBSCO folder:

  1. After you add the articles to the folder, click Folder has items at the top of the page.
    In the folder:
  2. Click checkboxes to mark items to be cited.
  3. Click the Print icon (in the right toolbar).
    In the Print Manager window:
  4. Uncheck HTML Full Text and Search History boxes, if showing and checked.
  5. Choose a Citation Format.
  6. Click Print (items are reformatted for printing) then cancel the print.
  7. Select the citations to save or copy/paste/edit the citations in your document.
    (Important: When pasting the citations choose Merge Formatting to match the formatting that surrounds the text. The default paste option, Keep source Formatting, may look like it matches the citation format, but it keeps the Web page code formatting which would need to be undone.)