Answered By: Hannah Broadbent Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017
It's important to save your results regularly. Just copying and pasting the URL from your browser's address bar won't work - this is not a permanent URL.
There are two key ways to save search results:
You can send yourself a permalink at any stage of the search process.
From the results screen, click the Share button, at the top of your results list on the right hand side
A list of sharing options will appear. One of the options is Use Permalink:
Copy and paste the permalink. If you use this link in the future, it will take you back into Discover and your search results. The number of results may change, as Discover is constantly updated.
Limiters can be used with searches to filter the results, such as Publication Type to find eBooks only. However the permalink doesn't retain the limiters that have been used. It will take you back to the search results and the limiters will have to be applied again.
You can also create a permalink from an individual search result. Look for the permalink option on the right hand side of the page.
The best way to save your search results is to create an EBSCOHost account. Click on the Save my Results link in the top right hand corner of the screen. Then, click on the link to Create a new account.
Once you have an EBSCOHost account, to save results permanently:
- ensure you are logged into your EBSCOHost account
- find the article that you want to save
- click the folder icon to the right of the search result to save your chosen article to My Folder
To view the article that has been saved scroll back to the top of the results. On the right hand side, you will see a box which says Go to Folder View.
Click on Folder View to go to the articles that you have saved.
You can then create new folders to organise your research and move articles to specific folders.
You can save your search results too. From the search results screen, click on share and click Add search to folder.
Then click Go to folder view and the search results will be displayed under Persistent Links to Searches.