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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is an Alert?

Most publishers and e-resource providers provide alerting services to help keep their customers informed in their chosen area.

An alerting service is a service that delivers table of contents and/or daily and/or weekly digests of journals to your email box.

The service is not only designed for the serious researchers but also those who may be leisure users of information.


How do I receive an Alert?

An alerts can be sent via email or RSS feed.

It is a free service....

Most of these services require you to register with the database provider(s) and to create a user name and password to login .


Types of Alerts

Search Terms Alert- customiazble and built from your own keyword search

Journal Title - You can select a specific journal you wish to follow. You will receive the table of content (TOC) from the latest issue.

Citation Alert - Whenever the selected citation is use in a selected database you will receive a notice from that database of future articles referencing that citation. 



Advantages of Alerts

It is a free service

It is a comprehensive coverage of your topic

Lets you know instantly when something new is available


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