Answered By: Erin Gabrielson
Last Updated: May 17, 2016     Views: 917

You must set up an EBSCO account before you can save articles or searches in a permanent folder.

Anything saved to an EBSCO folder without first signing into an EBSCO account will disappear when you leave the database. An EBSCO account is different from your Walden account and is free to set up.

Here's how to set up an EBSCO account:

1.  Click on the Sign In link in the blue bar in the upper-right corner of the screen, next to a Folder icon.

2.  Now click Create a New Account.

Note: You can choose any username and password you want. EBSCO accounts are not associated with Walden University. This is a completely individual account you are creating with EBSCO to use their folder feature in their databases.


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A few things to know about EBSCO accounts:

  • Whenever you enter any EBSCO database, before you add to your folder, you will need to login first. The folder will work the same across all databases from EBSCO.

  • The EBSCO account folder is not accessible from non-EBSCO databases.


If you would like to keep lists of articles you find across different types of databases, regardless of which company owns them, you might be interested in citation management software such as Zotero. Learn more about Zotero.


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