Many databases allow you to create an personal login to save preferences, searches and create alerts. Within the database look for an option to Create a New/Personal Profile or Set up Alert.
Once you have created alerts, the database can runs regular searches on:
- References to articles on a topic or subject search.
- Contents pages of recent journal issues.
- Citations to specific articles or authors.
You can receive your alerts via email or RSS feed. If the full-text of an article is not available, you may be able to request
- Save a search query to quickly access the retrieved results at a later stage.
- You may also wish to rerun the search in the future to identify new articles.
- Use this saved query to set up an alert.
- Create search alerts to receive new articles that match the criteria.
- To edit or stop the alerts, you will need to login to the database.
Article and TOC alerts
- Create citation alerts to follow citations to a particular reference.
- Find and open the reference you want to track and set an alert.
- Follow your own article or an article of particular interest or relevance.
- This feature is only available in citation databases.
- Create journal alerts to receive the latest issues of journals.
- Once the title is available, you will be sent the Table of Contents.
- For example, this is available in Web of Knowledge and ScienceDirect.