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Library Instruction - Nursing Research Methods: 3501

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4.  Sharing Information

4.1  Use persistent links (permalinks) to share search strategies, search results, and articles with CBU peers and colleagues.


EBSCOhost tutorial

From EBSCO Support

Persistent Links to Searches allow users to quickly re-run a search in EBSCOhost. These links can either be placed in your folder for temporary storage, or you can sign into My EBSCOhost and save the links indefinitely.

To copy a persistent link to a search:

  1. Click the Share button at the top of your result list.

  2. Highlight the link text in the Permalink box and copy using your browser's copy function. You can immediately paste the link into a web site, document or e-mail.

To save a persistent link to a search to the folder:

  1. Log in to EBSCOhost and conduct your search. A result list appears.

  2. Click the Share link to the left of the result list.

  3. Click the Add search to folder link. The search query is now saved in the folder as a persistent link to a search.

To retrieve the persistent link to your search:

  1. Click the View Folder link at the top of the EBSCOhost page, or the Folder has items link above the results list.

  2. Click on the Persistent Links to Searches link in the left column to view all persistent links to your saved searches.

 Note: If you are not signed into your My EBSCOhost Folder, any contents added to the folder will be deleted when your session is closed.

To save your persistent links to searches from the folder:

  1. From the Persistent Links to Searches area of the folder, mark the check boxes of items you wish to save and click the Save icon on the right. The Links to Searches area of the Save Manager displays.

  2. If you are in the folder, Remove these items from folder after saving appears. Indicate whether you want to empty the folder of all items after saving.

  3. Click Save; otherwise, click Back.

  4. From your browser menu, click File>Save As. Enter the path where the file should be saved (for example, C:ProjectResearchInfo). To save to disk, enter the path to the drive (for example, A:ResearchInfo). Be sure to save as an HTML or text file.