Answered By: Mitchell Dunkley
Last Updated: 02 Oct, 2023     Views: 89

As a DMU student or member of staff, you are required to log in with your DMU Single Sign On account to access subscribed full text content when using Library Search. A sign-in box, like the prompt in the screenshot below, will display asking you to log in with your Single Sign On credentials when you click on a full text link from a Library Search results screen. You can also choose to sign-in when you click on the Welcome, Guest banner at the top of a Library Search results page. 



Logging in to the discovery system with your DMU Single Sign On account also provides you with the opportunity to set up personalisation functions when viewing a set of Library Search results - this is done by automatically syncing your DMU Single Sign On account with a MyEBSCO account (EBSCO is the content provider we use to power the Library Search tool). A MyEBSCO account includes some of the following personalisation features that you can use when signed in:

  • See your permanent search history (temporary folders will be used if you do not create a MyEBSCO account, but search history information will be lost once you have ended your browsing session)
  • Save items to folders
  • Create Projects
  • Create search alerts

When you log into the Library Search using your DMU Single Sign On account for the first time, you will be asked to consent to data being shared with EBSCO as the service provider. The data disclosure page (see below) provides information on the specific areas of data collection and EBSCO's privacy policy, as well as allowing you to consent to, or decline, MyEBSCO account creation. 



If you consent to sharing data with EBSCO, you can use the personalisation features provided when setting up a MyEBSCO account. You can also add (optional) personal details to enable enhanced research functionality, such as:

  • Email address - supports configuring email alerts for specific search terms
  • First name - displays your first name in the MyEBSCO account
  • Surname

Once you are logged into Library Search with a MyEBSCO account, you can view created Projects, saved results and your search history under the My Dashboard area to the left of the Library Search results screen:



You can select a number of personalisation features when viewing individual Library Search results. You will see two icons displayed in the top right of a Library Search result (see screenshot below). One icon allows you to save the result to the My Dashboard area and the other will open up a drop-down menu of Tools from where you can select several personalisation options, including adding the result to a created Project or sharing the result with an another user. 



Clicking on the Share button from the Tools drop-down menu will display a secondary pop-up box that lists a number of ways to share the result with other users, including creating a permanent link to forward to someone else or by emailing the result direct.



If you decline EBSCO's data retention, then you will proceed with an anonymous, institutional authentication and will not have a MyEBSCO account created.

You can find additional online EBSCO support material outlining how to sign in to the discovery tool and how to manage personal EBSCO accounts by clicking on the following links below. 

How to Create and Manage a MyEBSCO Account

Why am I prompted with a data disclosure when accessing with my institution's single sign-on (SSO)?

Viewing Results in EBSCO Interfaces

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