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Accepting a Shared Folder

When an EBSCO user sends you an e-mail invitation to a folder, he or she wants to share EBSCO search results with you. To access the shared folder, you log into EBSCO and "accept" that folder. You will need the passcode included in the e-mail invitation.

To accept a shared folder:

  1. Sign into My EBSCOhost and click on the Folder icon. 

  2. Scroll down to the Shared by area of the folder, and click the Add link. The Add Shared Folder Screen displays. 

    add shared folder screen

  3. Copy the passcode included in the e-mail that invited you to share a folder, and paste it right into the Passcode field. 

  4. Click Submit. The shared folder will display in the Shared by area.

    shared folder

  5. In the Shared by area, click on the name of the folder that is being shared (for example, Sustainable Design Project), and the EBSCO search results are displayed.



  • You can copy an item from a Shared Folder to a Custom Folder or My Folder. (You must copy items rather than move them.) 

  •  You can “unsubscribe” from the shared at any time by deleting the folder from your list.  

  • Shared folder subscribers are not able to modify the contents of a shared folder. However, subscribers may e-mail, save, export folder items as well as copy them to their own custom folder.


Sharing Custom Folders