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How do I save articles and files from EBSCOhost for later access?

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Method A: Save to flash drive or other external source

  1. Make sure external drive is connected via USB to workstation.
  2. Hover mouse over bottom of PDF until the tool bar appears. Click the disk icon to save.
  3. In dialog box, select external drive and save with desired file name.

Saving article from EBSCOHost as a PDF

Method B: Save to MyStuff (your personal WKU file storage system)

  1. On University computers, your personal files (MyStuff files) will appear on the P: drive.
  2. Hover mouse over bottom of PDF until the tool bar appears. Click the disk icon to save.
  3. In dialog box, select P: drive and save with desired file name.
  4. On non-University computers, access the P: drive by going to My Stuff and logging in with your NetID and password.

saving file to wku personal drive

Method C: Email to yourself (2 methods)

  • Use the EBSCOhost email function on the right hand side of the screen (the envelope) -- click the envelope icon and fill out the required information.

                 OR...

  1.  Hover mouse over bottom of PDF until the tool bar appears. Click the disk icon to save.
  2.  In dialog box, select an easy to find location, and save.
  3.  In your email client’s attachment dialog, navigate to save location and attach file. Send email.
  4.  Note that with this method, the saved file might still be available on that computer station, but only accessible by you. It may be advisable to delete the saved file once you have emailed it.

button to email article from EBSCOHost database
Method D: Use EBSCOhost’s Folders

  1. On the right hand side of the screen, click the Add To Folder icon (a golden folder).
  2. To view folder contents, click Folder in the tool bar at the top right.
  3. This page will prompt you to sign in to save the contents for a future session.
  4. Clicking the link “Sign In to My EBSCOhost” will take you to a page where you can create an account. Account creation is free.

button to add to article to My EBSCOHost folder