How do I save my search results for the future?

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. 


If you want to look at your search results or articles again, you will need to have the permalink. You can send yourself a permalink at any stage of the search process.

  1. To obtain a permalink for the search results page click Share, which is at the top of the results list on the right hand side
  2. Go to Use Permalink and copy that link
  3. 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.
  4. You can also create a permalink for an individual search result
  5. Click on the title of the required article
  6. Go to Tools on the right hand side, choose Permalink and then copy the link that displays near the top of the page 

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. 

  1. Click on the title of the required article
  2. Go to Tools on the right hand side, choose Permalink and then copy the link that displays near the top of the page 

My EBSCOHost account

A good way to keep track of your references as you do your research is to save your results on Discover. Don’t use the Temporary Folder as anything saved there will not be available again after you have logged out. 

  1. Click on Save my results in the top right corner
  2. Create a My EBSCOhost account
  3. Click on create a new account and fill in your details
  4. Search for an article
  5. Click the blue folder icon to the right of the article 
  6. This will add the article to My Folder
  7. Scroll up to the top of the search results to find a box that says Folder has items
  8. Click on Folder View to retrieve your saved articles
  9. You can then create new folders to organise your research and move articles to specific folders.  

As well as saving articles you can save a weblink of the search results page

  1. On the search results page click Share
  2. Under the heading Add to Folder find Current Search
  3. Next to Current Search will be your search term, click on the search term and the weblink of your search results will be added to your folder
  4. Click on Folder View
  5.  Click on Persistent Links to Searches


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