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Point of Care Reference Centers - Custom Folders

EBSCO's Point of Care Reference Center interfaces (Nursing Reference Center, Patient Education Reference Center, Rehabilitation Reference Center) allow you to create custom folders in your personal folder area.

You will find the Custom Folder feature especially useful for organizing frequently referenced documents about specific medical conditions. For example, you can create individual folders for diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. Within each folder you can store as many documents as you need - such as patient education documents, guidelines, and quick lessons. To further group conditions or document types, you can create sub-folders within custom folders. For example:

Diabetes -> Quick Lessons

Diabetes -> Type 1 -> Patient Education Docs
Diabetes -> Type 1 -> Treatment Guidelines

Diabetes -> Type 2 -> Patient Education Docs
Diabetes -> Type 2 -> Treatment Guidelines

You can create as many levels of folders and sub-folders as you like. However, only four levels of folders and sub-folders are displayed. Any folders below that will display at level four.

You must be signed in as a personalized user to use the custom folders feature.

To create a folder:

  1. Click the Folder icon. My Folder is displayed.

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  2. Click the New link to the right of the My Custom link. The interface displays the Create New Folder screen.

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  3. In the Folder Name field, enter a name for the folder; up to 40 characters.

  4. If custom folders already exist in your folder area, do one of the following:

    • If you want the folder to be positioned at the top level of the custom folders, do not select an existing custom folder name in the Move Folder To dropdown list box.

    • If you want to position the folder within an existing custom folder, select an entry in the Move Folder To dropdown list box.

  5. Use the Notes field to enter information about the folder; up to 200 characters. (This field is optional.)

  6. Click the Save button. The interface creates the new folder and refreshes the Folder screen.

To move items to a custom folder:

  1. Click the folder that contains the items you want to move.

    Note: If you do not see the contents of the folder, click the plus sign (+) to the left of the folder name to expand the folder.

  2. Click to select the folder location that contains the items you want to move. For example, Articles, Journal Alerts, or Images. The items of that type contained in the selected folder are displayed.

  3. Mark the checkbox to the left of the items that you want to move. (For example individual articles, images, etc.)

    Note: To select all items in the folder, mark the check box labeled Select All.

  4. Click the Move To dropdown list and then select the folder to which you want to move the items (the “target” folder). The selected items are moved to the target folder and then the current folder list of items is refreshed.

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To copy items to a custom folder:

  1. Click the folder that contains the items you want to copy.

    Note: If you do not see the contents of the folder, click the plus sign (+) to the left of the folder name to expand the folder.

  2. Click to select the folder location that contains the items you want to copy. For example, Articles, Journal Alerts, or Images. The interface displays the items of that type contained in the selected folder.

  3. Mark the check box to the left of the items that you want to copy. (For example individual articles, images, etc.)

    Note: To select all items in the folder, mark the check box labeled Select All.

  4. Click the Copy To dropdown list and then select the folder to which you want to copy the items (the “target” folder). The selected items are copied to the target folder and then the current folder list of items is refreshed.

To remove items from a folder:

  1. Click the folder that contains the items you want to remove from the folder.

    Note: If you do not see the contents of the folder, click the plus sign (+) to the left of the folder name to expand the folder.

  2. Click to select the folder location that contains the items you want to remove. For example, Articles, Journal Alerts, or Images. The interface displays the items of that type contained in the selected folder.

  3. Mark the checkbox to the left of the items that you want to remove. (For example individual articles, images, videos, etc.)

    Note: To select all items in the folder, mark the check box labeled Select All.

  4. Click Delete Items to remove the selected items from the folder. The selected items are removed from the folder and the current folder list of items is refreshed.

To move a custom folder and its contents to another folder:

  1. Click the Edit link for the custom folder that you want to move. The interface displays the Edit Folder screen for the selected folder.

  2. Click the Move Folder To dropdown list box and then select the folder to which you want to move the folder (the “target” folder).

  3. Click the Save button. The interface moves the selected folder it its contents to the target folder and refreshes the Folder screen.

To rename a custom folder:

  1. Click the Edit link for the custom folder that you want to rename. The interface displays the Edit Folder screen for the selected folder.

  2. In the Folder Name field, enter the new name for the folder; up to 40 characters.

  3. Click the Save button. The interface renames the folder and refreshes the Folder screen.

Note: The default folder (My Folder) cannot be renamed.

To delete a custom folder:

  1. Click the Edit link for the custom folder you want to delete. The interface displays the Edit Folder screen for the selected folder.

  2. Click the Delete Folder button. The interface displays a message prompting you to confirm the deletion of the folder.

  3. Click OK. The folder and its contents are removed from the folder area. The interface refreshes the Folder screen.

Note: The default folder (My Folder) cannot be deleted.