Answered By: Kristin Boucher
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2018     Views: 4

Multiple databases have the ability to save items. The Search Anything bar, EBSCO Quick Search, and ProQuest Central provide options to save items to be viewed later.  The JFL also provides access to download EndNote which is a citation manager.

Students, staff, and faculty can download and install the EndNote citation management software. This system saves resources as your research, assists with citations, citation formats and bibliographies.  To download EndNote begin here.

 The Search Anything bar has a temporary folder that can save resources for as long as you are in the session. This temporary folder means that when you exit out of the page or close your browser, the resources saved in that folder will longer saved for future access. Follow the steps below to save items on the Search Anything folder.

  1. Start on the main library page here.
  2. Click the ALL button and select the type of resources you are looking for, such as Articles.
  3. Type in your search terms and click GO.
  4. You should get a list of results. You can click the title or Full Text Online to view.
  5. There are small icons to the top right of each result. Click the small folder icon to save the articles you would like view later.
  6. Click the large folder icon at the top of the page to save and view the saved items.
  7. Because this is a temporary folder, you can email the resources to yourself, print the resources, or export to a reference system, such as EndNote, before you exit out of your page or browser.  

 

If you would like to permanently save items to a folder in EBSCO, you will first have to create an account (separate from your Liberty account):

  1. Begin with the EBSCO Quick Search database here:
  2. Once you have EBSCO open, click “Sign In” at the top right of the page.
  3. On the next page, below the login box, click “Create a new Account.”
  4. Fill out the information on the next page in order to create your account.  
  5. After signing in, your name should be at the top right of the page.
  6. Once you have signed in and chosen an article you would like to save, click the title.
  7. On the article page, click Save from the list of options on the right and select Save to My Research.
  8. Click the folder icon at the top right to view the resources you have saved so far.

 

ProQuest Central also has the ability to permanently save items to a folder when you create an account (separate from your Liberty account):

  1. Open the ProQuest Central link here.
  2. Click the person icon in the top right of the page (to the left of the question mark icon).
  3. Click “Sign into My Research” and click Create a My Research account" and enter your information.
  4. After signing in, save items to this folder by selecting an article, and clicking the Save icon on the right.
  5. To view the resources you have saved previously, click the large Folder icon in the top right of the screen.