Q. How do I create a "MyEBSCOhost" account?
What is "MyEBSCOhost"?
"MyEBSCOhost" is a personal account that you can create within the EBSCO databases. It lets you save and organize books and articles that you find in any of the EBSCO databases, organizing them by topic, project, etc. It also allows you to save your searches for later, so if you are doing research and have to leave to go to class, work, or maybe even sleep, you can come back are resume your research right where you left off.
Do I need a "MyEBSCOhost" account to use the EBSCO databases?
No. Your "MyEBSCOhost" account is separate from the login credentials for using the EBSCO databases. To find our more about logging into databases, take a look at these step-by-step instructions.
Creating a "MyEBSCOhost" account.
To create a "MyEBSCOhost" account, all you need is an email address. Here are the steps:
- Go to the Library page on the Marianopolis website.
- Go down to the "Journal and Newspaper articles" section and click on the link to EBSCO. Log in (for more information, see these step-by-step instructions).
- Once you've logged in to the database, you'll notice a "Sign In" link in the toolbar at the top of the page. Click on it.
- This will take you to a login page. On this page, click the "Create one now" link.
- This will take you to an account creation page. Fill out the form using your name and a personal email address. It can be any kind of email address (gmail, hotmail, etc.), as long as it is valid. You can also choose to sign up using your Google account if you have one.
- Create a password. Make sure that it is different from your College computer password or your Omnivox password.
- Click "Continue."
- If what you entered was valid, you'll receive a confirmation message stating that your account has been created. Click on the "Click here" link to confirm your account.
- Log in using the username and password that you just created for your account. You will know that you have signed in correctly if the "Sign In" link in the top tool bar has changed to "Sign Out."
Once you have created your account, you will be able to save any article you find in the database, organize them into folders, and share your saved research with others via email. You can also save searches to return to them later.
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