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MegaSearch: Organising your results

Learn how to find books and articles in the UTAS Library using MegaSearch.

How to manage your results in the results display

    At the top right of the Search Results screen, there will be three options:

Relevance, Page Options and Share.

                   1. Relevance: Allows you to sort your results by the newest/oldest date or by relevance.

                     2. Page Options: Choose the type of page layout you want, including how many search results are shown for each page.

                  3. Share( as seen in image to the left): Add selected or all search results to your folder (remember to sign in to MyEBSCO Host so as to be able to view folder in another session); create an email alert or RSS Feed for that particular search; or use Permalink to have a persistent link to the search results.

How to manage your results in the record display


When you click on the title of a resource, it will take you through to a record describing the item. You will find this list of tools on the right side of the screen. 

  Add to folder: Saves a copy of the record into a folder. To store the items in the folder for future use, log into EBSCO Host.

  Print/ Email/ Save: User is able to choose preferred field format and citation format when printing, emailing, or saving.

   Cite: This option will show you the citation formatted in the different styles available.

    Export: Exports the citation into a bilbliographic management tool such as EndNote or RefNote.

Tip: Avoid the EndNote Web option as it will take you through to the EndNote website rather than connecting to the EndNote Library on your computer and will require a separate username and password.

    Create Note: Allows you to take notes on records and store them in a temporary folder for later viewing. To save the notes for future use, log into EBSCO Host.

     Permalink: Provides a permanent link to the item. This link can then be used to share the record with others, a useful tool in group work.

      Bookmark: Share the link on a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter.

Personalise MegaSearch

To access some of the features available within MegaSearch, you will need to sign in to My EBSCO Host.

To create a new account, click on the Sign In link at the top of the MegaSearch screen and follow the prompts.

* Remember: Your UTAS username and password will not grant you access to these features. You must create a separate My EBSCO Host account.

Also on this top tab, you can access options to:

  • Save any personal Preferences for the page/search layout and default formatting.
  • Change the Language used on the page.
  • Open the EBSCO Help page.