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Urgent if you use My EBSCOhost Personal Folders in McCain Library Databases


McCain Library apologizes that programmers gave us very little notice on this point before we go live with the OpenAthens new way of authenticating users of library e-resources outside of the campus network on tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, November 1. (You will no longer need the GALILEO password; instead, if you’re off the campus network, you will be asked for your network login – what you use to access Scottie email.)

IF you personally use Folders in EBSCO databases, please read on. If not, this step below does not impact you.

My EBSCOhost Personal Folder Account:

After go-live tomorrow (Nov. 1 afternoon) users will be forced to sign into an SSO/OpenAthens My EBSCOhost Personal Account.  This account will automatically be created by SSO/OpenAthens and will be different than the My EBSCOhost Personal Account they created previously to store articles, check out eBooks, or save searches.

Unfortunately, after go-live users will not be able to log into their old account. Between now and go-live they will need to log into their My EBSCOhost Personal Account and export items to an CVS file that can then be used for finding items again and re-saving to their new account. I have attached a guide that walks users how to export their items.

Again, we apologize for the lack of time to let users know about this unexpected change.

Exporting Items from My EBSCOhost Folder

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