Welcome! This guide will help you create search alerts and journal alerts in some popular database platforms.
Why Use Search Alerts?
A Search Alert notifies you of new articles that match a search you have saved. This can alert you to new articles in a given subject area, by a certain author, or containing specific keywords. You will create a search strategy in the selected database and then set up an email alert to be notified about new articles related to your search strategy.
Why Use Journal Alerts?
Researchers often have some favorite journals that are relevant to their research interests and will want to be alerted when new issues of a particular journal are published. Creating a journal alert allows you to be notified when the latest issue of a journal is available in the database and receive electronic tables of contents.
JournalTOCs is the largest, free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs): 33,694 journals including 16,411 selected Open Access journals and 11,945 Hybrid journals, from 3768 publishers. JournalTOCs is for researchers, students, librarians and anyone looking for the latest scholarly articles. JournalTOCs alerts you when new issues of your Followed journals are published. Create a free account to receive Email Alerts when new issues are published in the journals you wish to follow.