Q. How do I create an EBSCOhost account?


Follow the steps below to create your EBSCOhost account. Remember, you must sign-in to your personal account EVERY TIME you use Roadrunner Search or EBSCOHost. These databases do not automatically recognize you as a unique user.

Also note that following graduation you will no longer have access to your EBSCOhost account. Your personal EBSCOhost folder can only be accessed by logging in through the account of the institution in which the folder account was created. You will not have access to EBSCOhost or Roadrunner Search following graduation. However, you do have access to a number of other Library databases following graduation. Please see our Alumni Access FAQ for more information.

To set up a personal account:

  1. Click the Sign In link in the top toolbar of Roadrunner Search or any EBSCOhost database as shown below.

  2. From the Sign In Screen, click the Create one now link as shown below.

    EBSCO account sign in screen with the "Create one now" link highlighted.
  3. The Create Account Screen appears. Fill in the fields on the Create Account Screen.

    When you create a new My EBSCOhost folder account, or are updating the existing password for your account, you are required to create a strong password.

    As you begin to enter a new value into the password field, the strength indicator will reflect how strong your password is using both color and strength value (red X=weak vs. green checkmark=strong).

    When your password meets the requirements, the indicator displays that your password is strong and you can retype the password in the next field to confirm it.

  4. Check the box to consent to EBSCO's Personal Data Retention and Usage policy.

    You can read the Personal Data Retention and Usage policy by clicking the link. If you opt to not consent to the policy, you will be unable to continue creating an account.

  5. When you have completed filling out your information, click Continue.

  6. If your information was accepted, a message appears that confirms your account has been created. To log into your account, click the Click here link and provide your login credentials. You should note the username and password you created so you can log in at a future session.

When signing in to My ESBSCOhost with your credentials, enter the username you created or your email address if you opted to use that as your username.

For additional details, see How to Create and Manage a My EBSCOhost Account.

  • Last Updated Mar 28, 2019
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