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Overview - Using My EBSCOhost's Folder to organize your articles.
Ship Library subscribes to a vast amount of our journals through EBSCOhost. This page will show you how you can use the features of EBSCOhost's search interface to organize articles, take notes on articles, and cite the articles in various citation styles.
1. Accessing My EBSCOhost Folder
EBSCOhost's Folder is a storage space which allows you to store articles which are of interest to you. When logging into EBSCOhost using your Ship username and password, you are automatically logged into your own EBSCOhost account.
1. To verify you are logged into your EBSCOhost account, after signing into ShipDiscovery using your Ship username and password, look for the Folder icon at the top right of the screen. This is your EBSCOhost folder, where articles the articles you save will be stored.
2. Adding an Article to the Folder
After you have signed in, do a search of the database as you normally would. For demonstration purposes I searched Ship Discovery Search for "school to prison pipeline." After clicking on an article that met some of the criterai of my search, I clicked on the title and opened to the full detail page. From here, I can add the article to my folder.
2. Click on the Add to Folder icon to save this full text article to your My EBSCOhost folder. Keep searching and keep adding articles to your Folder. This will allow you to find your articles later when you begin to write your paper. To see the articles in your Folder click on the Folder icon at the top of your screen.
3. Retrieving the Article's Citation
Often one of the most difficult things for students to do is find and format the Citation for an article. The Citation is the information about the article which tells your readers where they can find the article you have cited. EBSCOhost gives you the basic information you need for your references list. There are a number of Citation Styles - MLA, APA, Chicago, etc. CAUTION: These citations are not always correct. You should still check them against a Citation Style Guide.
3. To retrieve the basic information for a Citation, click on the title of an article in your Folder. This will open up the article's full record, including the Cite icon. Click on the Cite icon and scroll through the various formats until you find the Style you need to use. Highlight the citation, then copy and paste it to your paper or to a My EBSCOhost Folder Note File. (See box 4)
4. Adding a Note to an Article in Your Folder
My EBSCOhost Folder allows you to make a note about an article in your folder. The Note will be saved in your Folder. A good use of Notes is to save the Citation for an article.
4. To create a Note click on the Create Note icon and then click on the Add Notes icon. If you have just highlighted and copied the article citation you can paste it into the Notes. To find your note again click on the Folder icon. Notes are in a toolbar on the left side of the Folder screen. You may also add other types of notes about the articles in your Folder.
These pages provide information about the EBSCOhost search interface. They cover numerous topics which may help you as your search for articles.
Merge EBSCO Folders
With the recent update to how EBSCO Folders work, you may need to merge your "old" EBSCO Folder into your "new" EBSCO Folder. This will result in always being logged in to your EBSCO Folder and will synchronize your EBSCO Folder across all EBSCO databases. Here's a quick overview for how this works:
EBSCO Merge Accounts feature allows you to merge account information (saved articles, searches, alerts, videos, etc.) from one Personal User Account into another. Once your accounts are merged, the account that contained the data that was merged into the target account is removed and no longer exists on the service.