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Downloading Contents of Personal Folder

SSO Transition

New Library Account

As part of the transition to Single Sign On (SSO), CGI students, faculty, and staff will receive new library user accounts.

At that time, you will no longer have access to anything that you may have saved to a Personal Folder in EBSCO.

To prepare for this transition, you can export the contents of your personal folder.


Single Sign-On (SSO) is authentication technology that allows you to access multiple applications and services using just one set of login credentials. 

EBSCO is the database and ebook provider for the CORE Library.   

A personal folder is a place within your CORE Library / EBSCO account where you can save searches or specific articles for later retrieval.  A personal folder is offered as an option when accessing articles in library databases. 

Add to folder through the Tools available on the right.

Once an item is saved to your personal folder, you can access it later from the navigation bar at the top of your screen.

Your folder can be accessed from the navigation menu at the top of your screen.

Directions for Exporting Contents of Personal Folder

You can store an unlimited number of items in your personal folder; however, there may be limits on the number of items you can email, print or save at one time from your folder.  That limit is usually 100 items.

Access Your Folder

To view what is in your folder, log in to your CORE Library account.  You may have to click on the "Sign In" button at the top of the screen [1] and log in a second time to access your folder [2].


Email or Export Contents

Once inside your Folder [2], select the items you wish to take out of the folder.  You can "Select All" or you can choose individual items by clicking on the checkbox in front of each item's name [3].


Once you have selected the items, you can decide whether to email them to yourself or to export them [4].  There are benefits to both.

Emailing them to yourself will send each item you have chosen, including PDFs if they are available in full text.  You can even choose to include an APA-formatted citation.

Each item will come as an individual email like what you see below.  From there, you can save these items in a folder in your email and then return to them as needed.

Exporting them will produce either an importable file, that you can import into a citation manager like Zotero, or a downloadable .CSV (spreadsheet).  The CSV will not contain PDFs, but it will come with permalinks to each article.  You can easily find each article in the library through its permalink.

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