Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 55

I'm not sure where you might have saved your article. It really depends on the database you were using and how you were logged in to the system. If you had logged in to the comptuer with your IUP four-letter user ID and password, you may have saved it on your H: or O: or P: drive. You can access those from any computer on campus as long as you log in with your own ID. Some of the databases have the functionality where you can set up an account with that database and save articles on their system. However, you must have established and logged on to the database account before you saved the article. Sometimes students will just open up a database and begin searching without logging in. The system will allow you to save articles to a temporary folder for later processing, but that folder is only good for that session on the database. Once you exit the database, the temporary folder will disappear. I do know for sure that your article would not be actually stored on any of the machines in the library. All of our public computers are configured so that you cannot save information to the disk space in the machine. That protects the computer from viruses and other bad information that could possibly infect them. So, if you actually logged into the database (e.g. the MyEBSCOHost feature) or if you saved to your own H: or O: or P: drives, you should be able to find your article there. Otherwise, I'm afraid the article was not saved. You may need to re-create your search on the database you were using in order to find it again.

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