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last updated: 3/1/2013

Journal and Search Alerts

Many database vendors support alerting services for tables of content and subject and citation searches.
In almost all cases, you must register for a (free) account to create and manage your alerts.
Some vendors will also send you an email message which includes a link you must open to confirm and activate your new account.



ACM Digital Library
Create an account
Setting up an ACM Web account is free.
With the Web account you establish your username and password, the main entry points to access table-of-contents alerts, binders, and other ACM services.
Search
Select an item
The table of contents option will email the contents of each new Journal issue
The binder option will save your search
Items will include:
Abstract, Authors, References, Cited By, Index Terms, Publication, Reviews Comments, Table of Contents


BioOne
Create an account in BioOne
You may use your account to create and use Tables of Contents Alerts
Alerts when new content is made available on the site;
Alerts when future content listings are announced; and
Citation alerts for the journals of your choice.

Adding a Title to Your List of Alerts
Choose the title(s) from the list of journals, and then select Submit
You will now receive email alerts as content for your chosen titles are added to the BioOne site

Creating Citation Alerts and Tracking Citations
To create an alert and track a citation, select the citation from your list of Favorite Articles Select Track Citation.
You will be given an option to subscribe to the RSS Feed for the citation. Select Subscribe to this feed.
Your article will now be tracked, and you will receive notices when the article has been cited.

Saving Searches
You may opt to save frequently executed searches for later use.
Give the search term a name and a description; choose if you want to receive alert notices as new articles matching your term are added, and then select Save.
You may then run saved searches, remove those searches, and/or monitor how often the searches have been executed.


BMJ
Create an account
Search
Select an item
Under Services you will find:
Email to friend
Download to citation manager
Add article to BMJ portfolio
Request permission
Email Alerts
Email me when this article is cited
Email me when responses are posted
Email me when a correction is posted
Select one (you may select more options in your account)
Sign into your account
Click on Submit
“You can receive a range of email alerts for bmj.com, and can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time, by registering for our alerting services. Some of our alerts are also available as RSS feeds, more information on how to sign up for these can be found on our RSS page”
BMJ also offers a Table of Content Service
Go to My Account and choose:
BMJ Table of Contents (daily) A daily email with links to the latest BMJ articles.
BMJ Table of Contents (weekly) A weekly email with links to the latest BMJ articles.


CIAO
Go to “About” on the main page
“Receive monthly updates about new content on CIAO. Simply enter your name and your e-mail address in the form below. We will not use your e-mail address for any purpose other than sending news about CIAO, nor we will provide it to any other organization.”
Click on Submit


CQ Researcher
To set up an e-mail alert you must first login or create a user profile.
Select "Create New Alert" to begin defining your own customized e-mail alerts.
Use the "Start/Stop" action to start or stop receiving e-mail alerts you have saved in your account.


EBSCO
Run a search on EBSCOhost and view your search results.
Click the Alert/Save/Share link and select E-mail Alert from the resulting pop-up menu.
The Create Alert window will appear over the result list.
If you have not done so already, click the Sign in link in the alert window to sign into your My EBSCOhost folder.
Set your alert parameters and click Save Alert.
For table of contents alerts, search a journal title
When results show, click on Alert/Save/Share link and select E-Mail Alert.
Set your parameters and click on Save Alert


Emerald Journals
Create an account (under Register)
Under + Login, log into your Profile account
Search
Go to Add saved search alert
Name the search
Click on Add
You may create an RSS feed
You may manage your alerts
For table of contents, you may select a journal title then you will see the options:
Content: Latest Issue; Latest Issue RSS; Previous Issues
Options: Add Table of Contents Alert; Add to Favorites
Emerald will confirm: A table of contents alert for this title has been added.
You can manage your alerts in your Emerald profile


Google
Open Google
Go to “More”
Go to “Even More”
Go to Alerts (the bell icon)
Click on Alerts and fill out the form with your search, options and email address
Click “Create alert”
Create an account
Sign in to your account
With a Google Account you can:
Create Alerts without email verification.
Change how often an alert is emailed.


Google Scholar
Create an account in Google Scholar
Do a search
Click on the Alerts icon at the top (the envelope)
Sign in
Create and name the alert
You may also:
Using Google Scholar, search for one of your articles
For each article, click on "Cited by"
Click on the envelope icon in the upper left corner of Google scholar to set up an email alert
A message will be sent to your email account asking you to confirm the alert
Confirm the alert
You will receive an alert when someone cites the articles you selected


Ingenta
Register and create and account
In your account, go to searches and alerts
TOC Alerts
Create new publication alerts: use “add” to choose journal titles to your "new issue alerts"
View new content alerts: allows you to see which journals you have selected for alerts
You may also view a document and under tools select: Latest TOC, RSS Feed, Recent Issues RSS Feed
Search Alerts
Do a search
Go to My Account
Go to Search History
Select a search
Save as an individual item or put in a folder
To create a search alert, view your Saved Searches, check the box next to the search you wish to use, and select Create Alert. Updated search results based on these search terms will be emailed to you weekly.


JSTOR
Create an account (Register for MyJSTOR)
Log in with account username and password
Search
Go to "Save this Search"
Search Name: Name the Search
Alert Me About New Articles: choose time period
Save
Alert will be saved


Nature Online Journals
You will need to create an account
Go to My Account
Go to Register
Complete the form
You may select Alerts using the form
Or Sign into your account
Go to Alerts
Go to Modify
Select the NPG Updates and Table of Contents (TOC) you wish to receive by e-mail. You can opt in or out of alerts at any time
Table of Contents (TOC) Alerts
Select TOC alerts by general topic or specific journal title
Click on “Confirm”
“We prefer to send our customers HTML formatted e-mail whenever possible. HTML formatted e-mails provide you with improved design and readability. However, if you wish to receive plain text e-mails instead, please check this box … “
You may also save searches and schedule updates
Save search
Go to saved searches
Complete the form
Click on save
In My Account, you may select an RSS feed
Go to RSS web feeds (at the bottom of the page)
Select a journal
Complete the information in the form that pops up


Ovid
Create an account
Search or log into your account and search
Save the search
Name the search
Choose “Auto Alert”
Select preferences from the form, including delivery options email and RSS
For Table of contents:
Go to journals
Select a journal
Click on the title
On the right you will see your options: RSS and email
Complete the forms that pop up
Click on subscribe


Oxford Journals
Create a user account
Log into your account
For Table of Contents alerts:
Go to Add/Edit/Delete eTOCs
Select journals
Click on “Save eTOCS
You may also use CiteTrack Alerts
CiteTrack can alert you when a specific article is cited or corrected. To add new CiteTrack alerts to your account you should navigate to the article you wish to track,
and then click on the 'Alert me when this article is cited' link on the right of the screen.
You can also be alerted of articles matching search criteria you specify, such as keyword or author.
To create a keyword or author alert, click on the Our Journals link above.
Select a journal you are interested in, and then click on CiteTrack Personal Alerts at the top of the page.
or
Search and select an individual article; you will see in the tools at the right:
Email table of contents
Email Advance Access
CiteTrack
XML RSS feed
PDA Access
You may choose any of the options here


Project Muse
Go to Tools
Sign in with your email address
Choose Email Alerts
Receive weekly e-mail notifications of new journal issues or new titles available in Project MUSE.
Choose "Make or Change Selections" to start receiving or to change existing alerts.
"View Your Existing Selections" displays a list of your current selections. "Stop Receiving Alerts" discontinues alerts completely.
Project MUSE RSS Feeds:
Latest Issues (Latest four issues of each journal)
Table of Contents (Latest articles in each journal)
Upcoming Titles (2012) (Project MUSE® titles launching in 2012)
Subscribing to Project MUSE@RSS Feeds
To make use of Project MUSE@RSS feeds, you will need an RSS reader. An RSS reader is a web-based or desktop application that automatically gathers feeds from all of your selected websites and makes them available for reading. By using an RSS reader, you can collect in one place the information available through Project MUSE@RSS feeds.


ProQuest databases
Search
When search results are returned, select “Create Alert”
Name the alert
Enter your email address
Define the content of the alert
Schedule the alert
Click on “Create Alert”
You will receive an email asking you to confirm the alert service


PubMed
Create a NCBI account (Sign in to NCBI at the top of the screen right)
Sign in to your NCBI account
Search
After results display, go to “Save Search”
Name the search and Save
Choose how you want the search saved and sent
You may also create an RSS feed by clicking on on the RSS icon, naming the feed and clicking on “Create RSS”


SAGE Journals Online
Create an account
Sign into your account
For Table of Contents Alert:
Go to My Tools
Go to Alerts
Add/edit/delete email alerts
Select a journal
Click on a “Save” button
For a Search Alert
Search
At the right select “Save as Alert”
You may view and modify your alerts


Science.gov
Click on Alerts and create an account
Search
Click on Create new alert from this search
Save alert
“The Science.gov ALERTS feature will automatically update you regarding newly available information in your specific area (s) of interest. Simply register for the service, then create a search strategy which will be run against information added to Science.gov . Select a schedule (weekly, monthly, etc.) for receiving the email Alerts. If you are a new patron, Register to learn how to set up Alerts to meet your needs. If you are an existing patron, enter your user name and password in the boxes to login. Once logged in, you may review or modify your search, add a new search and see recent Alerts results.”


ScienceDirect
Create an account
Search
You will see above the results:
Save this search | Save as search alert | RSS Feed
Choose Save as search alert
Log into your account
Name the search
Click on “Save Alert”
For an RSS feed, click on RSS Feed
Complete the forms that pop up
For Table of Contents
Go to Publications (on the top band)
Select a title
You will see New Article feed (for RSS) and Alert me about new articles (for email)
The email alert is created immediately
Complete the information in the forms that pop up for the RSS feed.


SpringerLink
Create an account
Search
View an article
At the bottom right, click on Register for Journal Updates
Go to ALERTS FOR THIS JOURNAL
Get the table of contents of every new issue published in …
Submit
You are now subscribed to our TOC alert
Manage alerts will allow you to change username and password, email format, language and journal alerting
It will also allow you to select additional journal TOCs.
You may also create an RSS feed for your search
“You are viewing a feed that contains frequently updated content. When you subscribe to a feed, it is added to the Common Feed List. Updated information from the feed is automatically downloaded to your computer and can be viewed in Internet Explorer and other programs.”


Web of Knowledge
Create a personal account
With your personal account you can save search results and searches and set up alerts for searches, tables of content, and citations (alerts for each time a specified article is cited).
From any Web of Knowledge database, click Register and complete the details. You can create up to 25 searches that are stored in your profile and matched to new citations in the database(s) on a weekly basis.
Conduct a search or combine multiple sets until you are satisfied with the results. Click on "Search History" at the top of the screen.
Mark in the small box the search you want to act upon.
Click on the "Save History".
Enter a search history name of your choice, click on Send Me E-mail Alerts, enter your e-mail address.
Choose your preferred Alert type, E-mail format
Click on Save (to save your search history to the server) then Done.
If you prefer, you can save the history locally to your computer to re-run the searches from there.
Also note that you can get an RSS feed on the saved history you just set up by clicking on the 'orange' XML button. Then, highlight and copy the complete URL for this page from the address bar at the top of your screen and paste the URL into your RSS reader/aggregator.
Tables of Contents
Log in to your profile, if you are not already logged in.
Search for a particular journal title in an ISI database.ist.
Save the search history as described in the Saved Searches section above.
Citation Alerts
This feature allows you to receive an e-mail alert when articles you select are cited by new articles added to the database. To add an article to this list (and receive an e-mail each time it is cited):
Log in to your profile, if you are not already logged in.
Search in Web of Science or any of the three Citation databases within Web of Science.
When viewing a Full Record, click the "Create Citation Alert" button and then Done.
Citation Alerts expire at the end of one year, unless you choose to renew them. To renew or modify Citation Alerts settings, go to "My Cited Articles" List.


Wiley Online
Create an account
Search
Click on Save search
Enter account
In the list of saved searches, select one or all
Click on “Activate search alert”
Listed below are your saved searches. Here you can retrieve, edit, and re-run your saved search to find new or archived material matching your search parameters. You can also take advantage of our convenient alerting service, which will automatically alert you via e-mail, when an article matching your search has been published. New searches can be saved as you search. Table of Contents:
You can sign up to receive an e-mail alert containing the table of contents for any Wiley Online Library journals. Simply find publications of interest using Publications or Browse by Subject and choose "Get New Content Alert" from the Journal Tools menu. For journals publishing Accepted and Early View articles, these will be included in your e-mail alerts.


last updated: 3/1/2013