How do I save an article I have found? – OHIO University Libraries

How do I save an article I have found?

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Text directions for saving articles:

  1. When you are using the free web, you can usually copy and paste the URL from the top of the page to a new broswer window or tab to open that page again.
  2. However, when searching a database, like the EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete, the URL at the top of the page reflects your search in this particular session – chances are, if you copy and paste that URL into a browser later, it wont work.
  3. Fortunately, most databases provide tools to help you save your articles.
  4. For this example, we’ll look at the database Academic Search Complete, which is one of many EBSCO databases available from the OU Libraries.
  5. When you find an article you want to save, you can use the icons at the top of the article record to print, email, download, or export individual articles to a citation manager like Ref Works.
  6. If you would like to keep searching, you can use the folder icon to place the article in a folder to save later – as long as you keep the database open, the folder will contain the articles you’ve saved.
  7. Once you are done searching, go to the Folder View to see all the articles that you have saved.
  8. In the folder view, check the box next to all of the articles you’d like to save.  Then click the icon for the method you would like to use to save the articles (print, email, download, export)
  9. The easiest way to save your articles is to use the email function.  Click on the email (envelope) icon.  On the email screen, enter your email address, a subject for the email (perhaps a description of your search), and any additional comments.   Then click send.
  10. Remember that if you have any problems or need any help, you can always ask an OU librarian.