Answered By: Erin Guldbrandsen
Last Updated: May 25, 2017     Views: 1015

To keep articles in permanent EBSCO folders, you must  first set up and be signed in to an EBSCO user account. An EBSCO account is different from your Walden account and is free to set up. 

Note:  Anything saved to an EBSCO folder without first signing into an EBSCO account will disappear when you leave the database. The Library has no way to access those searches or recreate articles in folders. 

Here's how to set up an EBSCO account:

1.  When you are in an EBSCO database, look in the upper-right corner of the screen to see the options.

2. Click on Sign In.


3.  Click Create a New Account.


4. Fill in the fields to create your account. 

Important notes about EBSCO accounts:

  • 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.
  • 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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