Email Alerts for Journals and Searches
You can set up email alerts with many databases so that when a new issue of a certain journal has been published, you will be notified by email, or also when new results for a search you have constructed in the past have been added to the database.
For example, to set up an email alert for the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology in Wiley InterScience
- Search the Periodical List by journal title
- Follow the link to Wiley InterScience
- Click the "Set Alert" link
- Complete the free registration with Wiley
- Complete the creation of the alert
If you don't have a MyEbsco account already, sign up for one. Login to your MyEbsco account to save searches and set alerts.
You can set up an e-mail alert to automatically notify you each time a new issue for a selected journal title is available.
To set up a journal alert:
- Click the Publications link. To locate the publication, enter the title in the Browse Publications field and click Browse, or use the A - Z links and left/right arrows to browse through the list of titles.
- From the journal’s Publication Details Screen, click the Journal Alert link. If you have not signed in to My EBSCOhost, you will be prompted to do so.
Publication Details Screen
- The Journal Alert Screen appears, on which the Journal Alert Name, Date Created and Database name have automatically been filled in.
- In the Run Alert for field, select how long the journal alert should run.
Use the Alert Options area to set up citation and notification preferences. When you have finished making changes, click Save. You will be returned to the Publication Details Screen. A message is displayed that indicates a journal alert has been set for the publication.
To save a search as an alert:
- From the Advanced Search Screen or from the Result List, click the Search History/Alerts link.
- From the Search History/Alerts Screen, click Save Searches/Alerts. The Saved Search/Alert Screen appears. If you have not already signed in your personal account, you will be prompted to do so.
- On the Save Search Alert Screen
- Enter a Name and Description for the Alert.
- Use Alert options to set up notification preferences.
Saving Alerts as RSS feeds
- From the Result List or Search History Screen, click the RSS alert icon, or the Create alert for this search link.
- Cut and paste the resulting RSS feed link into your feed reader.
set up search alerts
- perform a search.
- at the top of the results screen, click on the "Set up alert" link
- fill out the form in the popup window to save your alert
Subscribe to subject-specific RSS feeds
- at the top of the results screen, click on the RSS link on the upper right
- choose the appropriate feed and paste it into your feed reader
RSS Feeds from Databases
If you read blogs regularly, this may be a good option for you. Many databases allow you to create RSS feeds for new content from journals.
To get the RSS feed, you usually only have to click on an RSS feed icon or do something similar to creating an email alert. There are a variety of blog readers, including some browsers, such as Firefox, that accept RSS.