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ERIC Database - Search tips: Saving Searches

Not finding what you want in ERIC? Try these tips for more success.

ERIC Lingo

Saving Your Search for Later

Oh, no!  You've been working with ERIC for an hour, and found some good things, but now it's time for class.  Can you save your search to come back later?

The answer is YES!  Here are the steps.

Start by clicking the "Sign In" button on the blue bar at the top of the window.

This brings you to the login screen. If this is your first time, click on the "Create a New Account" link; otherwise sign in with your EBSCO username and password.  This will be different from your UST username/password.


Now for the slightly tricky part......

Step1: Go to your search history.  The link is under the search boxes.

Step 2: Click on the 'Save Searches/Alerts" link. It will be above your list of searches.

Step 3: That opens the box below.  Give your search a title, and select how you want to save it (permanent, 24 hours, or as an alert).  If there's any chance you won't be back in 24 hours, choose permanent.  Use the alert option if you want the database to send you updates when new material is indexed on your topic.  You may also add a brief description, but this isn't necessary. When you are ready, click the Save button.


 When you are ready to come back to this search, sign in as shown above; go to your search history as above; but now you will click on 'retrieve searches'.

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Conrad Woxland
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