Answered By: Mary Ann Cullen
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016     Views: 155

You may notice a link to add items to a folder (or "Favorites") in EBSCO's Discover databases as well as the GIL-Find catalog.  The process varies a little from one product to another, but in general, the folder is a handy way to save searches and individuals items. 

For the EBSCO Discover databases, you must create and log into your EBSCO account if you want to save items to use later The account is free and simple to set up and they never send you junk mail. Here's a link about saving items to a folder in GALILEO Discover and EBSCOhost databases. There are also other helpful tutorials about creating custom folderssharing folders, and setting up an alert.  Once you've created an account, you can log in, add items to your folders, organize your folders and even save searches.  Sometimes you can even share your search with friends or classmates, which can come in handy when you are working on a group project.

For the library catalog, this is "My account" in the catalog.  In GIL Find, you log into your library account, and use Favorites and Saved Searches to go to your saved items.

GIL Find favorites