EBSCOHost Databases 

Have the latest issue of your favorite journal delivered direct to your inbox. Alerts by journal title or search topic can be sent directly to your personal email address when you set up a Personal Account.

Getting started

  •  At the Terry James website http://library.ugdsb.on.ca
  •  Go to EBSCO Databases using the 'Search Professional Magazines" button on the left hand side of the homepage
  •  Enter the User id and Password. These can be obtained from Terry James Resource Library staff.
  •  Choose Professional Development Collection
  •  At the Choose Databases screen click on Sign in to MyEBSCOhost.
  •  Click on I’m a new user to set up an account or login if you have done so already.
  •  Make sure Personal Account is selected.
  •  Enter information (create your own username & password) and submit.
  •  Click OK to sign in. You will then be returned to the Choose Databases screen.

Setup a Journal Alert

  •  At the Choose Databases screen select a database. Then click on Publications.
  •  Select the journal title you are interested in from the publications list and click on it.
  •  At the Publication Details screen click on Journal Alert.
  •  Select length of time for the alert to run (i.e., one month, one year, etc.)
  • Under Email addresses key in the address(s) to be alerted.
  •  In the subject box type the name of the journal. This will appear as the subject line of the email.
  •  Make changes to email format as needed.
  •  Save. The next screen advises “Your alert has been created”. If the information is correct, click Continue. You will return to the publications screen where, if the setup has been completed successfully,  
  • Journal Alert set is indicated at the right-hand side. 
  • Click on back to return to the publications list. At this point you can create another alert or search a topic.
  •  EPAlerts@epnet.com will send a notification of the alert to the email addresses listed.

 

Setup a Search Alert

  •  At the Choose Databases screen select a database. Click on Advanced Search.
  •  Key in your search topic and then select limiters from the list shown. When completed click on Search.
  •  At the results screen click on Search History / Alerts tab.
  •  At the Search History / Alerts screen click on Save Searches / Alerts.
  •  Give the search a name. Description is optional.
  •  At Save search as make sure Alert is selected.
  •  Choose from options (i.e., frequency, etc.)
  •  Under Email addresses key in addresses to be alerted.
  •  In the subject box give the search a name. This will appear as the subject line of the email.
  •  Make changes to email format as needed.
  •  Save. The next screen should say “Your alert has been created”.
  • Click on Continue at the bottom of this screen. You will return to the Search History screen where you can choose another database or topic to search. 
  •  EPAlerts@epnet.com will send a notification of the alert to the email addresses listed.