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1 Creating Profiles in EBSCOadmin Tutorial

2 Welcome to the Creating Profiles in EBSCOadmin tutorial. A Profile can contain one or more databases, is attached to a User Group, and allows you to customize the databases, collections, limiters, expanders, search screens, and other features your users see within EBSCOhost.

3 Some administrators set up multiple profiles, each containing one database, in order to provide their users with access to single databases from a secure library home page. Others create separate profiles in order to highlight different funding sources or branding needs.

4 The process used to create a new profile is simple, when you follow these steps: From the Customize Services tab, click on the Profile Maintenance link.

5 Click on the Add a New Profile link.

6 Fill in the blank fields with terms that will help you identify the profile later and select the Interface you wish to use from the drop-down menu. Note: The Interface drop-down list contains every interface that is compatible with the database(s) in your profile. Click Submit, then click the Back to Customize Services link.

7 To add databases to your new profile, select it from the drop-down list next to Choose Profile, and then click on the Databases sub-tab.

8 From the Show drop-down menu, select All to display all databases that are available to your institution. In the Enabled column, click the On radio button for each database you would like to enable in your profile. If you would like to set any databases to be selected by default, you can do that in the Default to Selected column.

9 After making your selections, scroll down to the bottom of the database list and click Submit.

10 Click on the Searching sub-tab to make changes to the settings for your new profile. See our Customize Services tutorial for tips on how best to use the many features and settings included under the Searching sub-tab.

11 Click the Help link to view the online User Guide, or visit to search our Knowledge Base of FAQs, view additional tutorials, download support materials such as Help Sheets, or contact Technical Support. This concludes the Creating Profiles in EBSCOadmin tutorial.

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