Q: How do I link to or save database search results?


Most databases have a way to save searches, but some require creating an account (Free!) with the database company. Click here for help saving a library catalog search. For assistance contact a librarian.

SuperSearch and EBSCO Databases

  1. After entering a search there is an option above the results that says "Share."
  2. Click on that option and a small window will open. A persistent link to the search is available for you to cut and paste or share in a variety of ways.
  3. You can also make a personal account with EBSCO so you can save articles to a personal folder. Look for the Sign In button at the top of any EBSCO database such as the library SuperSearch. Create a new account to be able to save your search history.

Proquest Databases

In a Proquest database (ex: Research Library) you must create a Proquest Research account to save your searches.

  1. After entering a search there is an option below the search box and to the far right called "Save search/alert." Click on it and select "Save Search".
  2. You will be prompted to sign in or create a Proquest Research account if you do not have one.
  3. After creating your account you will then name your search.

SAGE Databases

SAGE requires a SAGE journals account to save searches.

  1. Click on "Sign in" at the top and then complete the registration process under the "Register for a New Account" area.
  2. After entering a search, click on the Search Tab at the top and then Search History. Find the search you want to save and click on "Add to Saved Searches."

For more information

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Nov 13, 2019


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