How to Set "My Preferences"


If you have created a user account, also known as a folder account, you can set personal preferences that will apply to the site whenever you are signed in to your user account.

Sign in to your your user account.

When you are signed in your username will appear in place of the Sign In link. Click on your username and you will see a dropdown with a My Preferences link, along with links to My Saved Items, My Search History, and a link allowing you to Sign Out.

Clicking on the My Preferences link opens a new page where you can select and save preferences. Current options include:

  1. Default citation format
  2. Default language
  3. Sign up for Content Update emails

Please note that if you have already set preferences in your user account for any databases in the History Research Center, those same preferences will be applied to Issues & Controversies, if you sign in to the same user account. Likewise, preference changes made to a user account in Issues & Controversies will be applied to the History Research Center, if you sign into the same user account.

Checking the Content Update Alerts box will cause a list of additional options to display.

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