Using the EBSCOhost Search History – Tutorial


The Search History feature keeps track of your
searches performed during a session in
EBSCO interfaces. In this tutorial, we will look at how to use Search History, including editing
a previously executed search, saving a search,
and editing an existing saved search. Your search history from the current session is
available by clicking the Search History link
below the Search box. From here you can print your search history, retrieve your previous
searches, retrieve alerts, and save searches
and alerts. You can also combine searches and add them to the Search box by marking the
check boxes next to the searches you would
like to run and clicking one of the Search with buttons.

Under Actions, you can view the results for
each line of your search history by clicking View
Results and view the details of your searches by clicking the View Details links. Click an Edit
link to modify a line of your search history.
From the Edit Search window, if your search
includes other searches from your search
history, you can view them by clicking the View Dependent Searches link. Modify or add search
terms in the Search box and apply or remove
any desired limiters or expanders. Click the Save button when you are finished.

You can save searches to your personal My
EBSCOhost folder by clicking on the Save
Searches/Alerts link after you have conducted a search. To save only specific searches, check
the boxes of the searches you would like to
save, and then click the Save Searches link. If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost
folder, you will be prompted to log in.
Fill in the fields and choose the radio button in
front of the Permanent or Temporary Saved
Search option, and then click the Save button. Your search criteria will remain in your
personalized My EBSCOhost folder until you
delete it. You may also choose to edit your searches
after they have been saved to your My
EBSCOhost folder by clicking the Edit Saved Search link.

Click Edit for the line of your search you would
like to edit and make your adjustments on the
Edit Search window. Click the Help link to view the complete online
Help system.

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