In coordination with GALILEO, the University Libraries are improving how you log into Georgia Southern’s EBSCO databases using the OpenAthens identity management system. Beginning October 15, 2019, when you access Discover @ Georgia Southern or any of the Libraries’ EBSCO databases, a new MyEBSCOhost account will automatically be created for you, which you can use to save articles and searches and to check out EBSCO ebooks.
If you maintained one or more MyEBSCOhost accounts prior to October 15, 2019, then you have the option to merge your existing accounts with your new account. This guide walks you through the steps to merge your accounts, making any content you previously saved available to you in your new account.
Beginning October 15, 2019, if you prefer not to merge your accounts, you can still access them by clicking Switch Accounts in the top-right menu of any EBSCO database; however, you will not be able to save any new content to your previous accounts.
Currently, the option to select "No" is unavailable when using Discover@Georgia Southern and will result in your being unable to create or merge accounts. This is a known issue which EBSCO is working to fix. For the Libraries' EBSCOhost databases, if you prefer not to select "Yes," you will be asked to review EBSCO's “Personal Data Retention and Usage” statement each time you start a news session.