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Navigating an EBSCO Database

The EBSCO collection of databases all have the same look and feel, but can contain different types of information. This tutorial provides a generic overview of the features found inside all EBSCO databases.

Creating an Account

You can create a FREE My EBSCOhost account in any EBSCO product, including DragonQuest, to save your research material. 

In order to create your free account, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the “Sign in” option at the top of the search results screen.
  2. Click “Sign in” and follow the prompts to create your account.

Once your account is created, you can “Sign in” every time you enter any EBSCO database, including DragonQuest. It's all connected!

Adding Materials

To save materials to your My EBSCOhost account:

  1. Sign in after searching the database
  2. Click the blue folder icon, "Add to Folder" to save items to your account​.
  3. View your saved items by clicking on the "Folder" icon on the top right of the page.

Folders and Sub-Folders

Create new folders and sort your items using the “New” folder option within your account. You can create as many folders, and sub-folders, as needed in order to organize the content. To create a new folder:

  1. Locate the "New" icon under "My Custom" at the bottom of your account screen.
  2. Fill in the folder name.
  3. Select an existing folder from the dropdown if you are creating a sub-folder
  4. Enter an optional description
  5. Click Save

Newly created folders can be shown in the following image example:

image shows expand/collapse options with folders and "edit" and "share" features available

Collaboration Features

Use the "Share" option listed under each of your customized folders to share your folder with others.*

You can add any folder shared with you by:

  1. Locating the "Shared By" section within your account.
  2. Clicking "Add"
  3. Entering the passcode provided to you in the email sent from the other user.

*Librarian Tip: In order for others to see what you’ve shared, they must be a part of the Tiffin University community AND have their own My EBSCOhost account. If they do not have an account, they will be asked to create one in order to access what you’ve shared.