Setting up Alerts

An alert notifies you about the most recent articles on your topic. You can set up alerts in many databases and on individual online journals.

Alerts can tell you:

  • when a new journal issue is published and what articles it contains (table of contents alerts)
  • about new articles by an author (author alerts)
  • when an article is cited  (citation alerts)
  • when new articles are published that match a saved search (search results alerts)

The Teaching and Learning Team can help you do the best searches on the best databases or journal/s for your topic.

Set up an alert:

To set up search result alerts start by searching in your favourite Databases.  

To set up table of contents alerts start by finding your favourite journals on Ejournal Search.

In your selected resource, look for save search (or similar wording) and then login, sign in or register to set up accounts.

Google Scholar
This is useful for author alerts and citation alerts as well as search results alerts. For help, see Google Scholar's Search tips.

See also:

Read our journals on your computer through the Library's link to BrowZine Web or on your mobile devices (iPad, iPhone or Android tablet) through BrowZine's free app and create a personal library of your favourite journals. You will be alerted to new issues through My Bookshelf .

A free service which alerts you when new issues of your Followed journals are published. Individual articles can be obtained through Interloan if the Library does not subscribe to a journal. Check our subscriptions through Ejournal Search.