Answered By: Mary Ann Cullen Last Updated: Jul 28, 2020 Views: 428
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 individual items.
For the EBSCO databases and the Discover search, 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 Discover and EBSCOhost databases. There are also other helpful tutorials about creating custom folders, sharing 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.
The GIL-Find library catalog uses Favorites. You must first log into your library account to use favorites.
When you locate an item you want to save, click on the Pin icon to save the item to favorites.
To retrieve your favorites, click on the Pin icon at the top right of the screen.
You can organize your favorites by clicking the Pencil icon and adding a label. The label can be anything that makes sense to you. Your labels will show up on the right column so you can sort your items by label.
If you would like a more extensive way to save and organize your files and articles, please visit our FAQ on citation management software such as Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote.
For more help, ask a librarian.
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