Answered By: Harry L. Whitlock II Last Updated: May 26, 2016 Views: 20
According to the EBSCO support site, you cannot merge your My EBSCOhost account from your previous academic institution to a University of Wyoming account. Here is the link to that entry:
However, you can export citations/files in your EBSCOhost account to other citation management accounts, provided the account from your previous institution is still active. Visit this library guide for an explanation of the various types of citation management applications that are available:
As UW student, staff, and faculty, you are provided free access to the premium applications of RefWorks and OneNote. Be aware that if you leave UW, you will lose access to these applications. If you go to another academic institution that utilizes RefWorks, you may contact ProQuest to update your account. You can also opt to subscribe to a fee-based account to ensure access.
Another option is to use Zotero, which is free from the Mozilla/Firefox company. Although not as robust as the premium applications, it is still a powerful and useful tool to manage your research. You might want to consider establishing both a Zotero account and one of the "premium" services. This redundancy would keep your information accssible if you leave UW.
After you determine which type of application works best for you, set up an account(s). I will use RefWorks as an example:
1. Set up a RefWorks account using your UW credentials.
2. Log into your EBSCOhost account sponsored by your previous academic institution.
3. Locate and select the entries you want to save to your new RefWorks account.
4. Click on "Export" and select the "Direct Export to RefWorks" option.
5. Click "Save" (if you are not already logged onto your RefWorks account, you will be prompted to do so at this time). Your information will be saved to RefWorks.
6. Repeat as necessary to transfer you bibliographic information.
The process will work similarly for OneNote or Zotero. You will have to make sure you select the correct type of format for the application you are using.
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