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Change to EBSCO Single Sign On

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Many members of the Smith community use the library resource EBSCO to access databases, eBooks, and more. You can currently make a personal user account with EBSCO, which enables you to check out EBSCO eBooks, and save searches, articles and other resources in a personal folder. Right now, personal user accounts are not tied to Smith login credentials. In early January, EBSCO personal user accounts will change to Single Sign On (SSO) and you will log in with your Smith username and password.

How do I sign in to my personal user account?

Right now, you can visit any of the EBSCO products Smith licenses and click on “Sign In”, located on the upper right corner. This will remain the way to sign in, even after the change to SSO. After the change, you will login with your Smith credentials.

screenshot showing the EBSCO webpage sign in

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that the first time you use the SSO, you will be asked to consent to EBSCO's Personal Data Retention and Usage practices. If you consent, you will not see this again, unless EBSCO makes a change to the practices. If you do not consent, you will still be able to access EBSCO resources, but you will not be able to use a personal account.  

What if I already have a personal user account with a non-Smith email address?

If you have an existing EBSCOhost account, that will not go away. You will have two options:

1. Keep your existing account, make a Smith account, and switch between the two as needed.

screenshot showing the EBSCO webpage switch accounts link

2. Merge your existing account with your new Smith account 

screenshot showing the EBSCO webpage merge accounts link

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