Answered By: Andrew Willan Last Updated: May 15, 2019 Views: 16
If you wish to be notified about new journal articles or additions to websites in your field of interest you can often set up alerts. Choose the appropriate alert systems depending on what type of information you wish to be notified about.
Journal Contents alerts
For updates on new journal content:
Web page alerts
Look for an RSS icon or similar eg, XML or Subscribe, to see whether a website or database has activated alerts settings.
Saved Searches alerts
Once you have carried out a search for journal articles in DISCOVER and Google Scholar you can save the search and be alerted when articles are added which meet the search criteria. This avoids having to search again in individual databases. Major academic databases and eJournal collections such as ProQuest, Science Direct, Wiley Online Library, Springer Link etc. also enable you to set up and activate alerts. You may be required to register and login before receiving alerts.
For journal article or author alerts:
For website alerts:
Individual users could then log into one of the above platforms and add the website to their alert preferences.
Alternatively, basic URL alerting, or RSS could be used to set up alerts.
If you require further information or assistance please contact your Liaison Librarian.