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Alerts, RSS Feeds, Search Alerts etc.
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Alert Types

Citation Alerts

An alert notification indicating that an article or author, chosen by you, is cited in a new article. 

Publisher Alerts

An alerts feature offered by the publisher notifying you of soon to be published articles or publisher information.

Note: This type of alert may be limited to publisher content.

Database Alerts


Search Alerts

An alert based on your saved search. 

When an item, usually an article, has been added to a database that matches your saved search a notification will be sent to you.  You must register with the database to set up this feature.

RSS Feeds

RSS Feed Readers
According to High Definition: A-Z Guide to Personal Technology, RSS is "an XML language for representing headlines and summary information about web content. RSS is used for distributing news briefs, as well as alerting people about new content available on websites."

Email Alert

Alerts emailed to your Inbox or to a specified email folder.

Table of Contents Alerts

Alerts (RSS feeds or emails) that notify you when the table of contents of a specified journal has been published.

Why use Alerts?

Why are “Alerts” important for your research?

  1. A good research tool to know and use
  2. Helps keep you current with scholarship in your area of study
  3. Makes it easier to keep track of new content
  4. Information collects and waits for when you have the time
  5. Works for you while you play


Questions about Alerts? Contact your Liaison Librarian


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