Q. How do I save articles in the databases from off campus?
If you are off campus, you must log in with your Pirate id and passphrase to access our online resources. (Please see our other FAQ if you need assistance with this) You are able to search One Search and save articles to folders without logging in. BUT, if you close that browser, those articles will be gone. One option here is to email your saved articles to yourself.
If you are in a database, you may be able create a free account to be able to permanently save your articles to a folder. You must create this account with each database provider. For example: If you are using an EBSCO database, you only need to create one account for all EBSCO databases. The same may be true for Proquest, etc. You can usually find the name of the database provider on the page you are led to when you choose a database or article.
The easiest method of saving your articles is by using RefWorks. This is a free citation management software that is provided for all ECU students, faculty, and staff. Most of our platforms can export to RefWorks. You can find RefWorks tutorials on our library tutorials page or by searching the FAQs.
If you are using the Classic Catalog, it cannot export to RefWorks, so run your searches through One Search, and then check off the box on the left side for “Items in the library catalog”. Your results will be from the Classic Catalog and you can export those to RefWorks. This is also the best option because the relevancy of the results you receive in One Search is better than what you receive from the Classic Catalog.