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Personal Accounts

Want to save your  articles, save your searches or create alerts for new articles on your company? Some f the databases allow you to create personal accounts where you can make folders for your articles or set up alerts.

The link to the right provides information on setting up personal accounts in Business Source Complete. Not all companies offer this service but it is a good idea to set up accounts with those that do.


Want to link an article to your webpage or Blackboard Account? Use permalinks!


For more information, check out our Permalinks LibGuide.

Personal Folders

Most databases now offer personal accounts.  These allow users to save and retrieve articles remotely, save search histories, create alerts, organize favorite articles and share with others.

The video below provides information on how to set up your personal folder in Search All and all Ebsco Databases.  Most databases work the same way.