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Question

How can I find out when a new issue of a journal has been added to a database?

Alternate Question(s):

How do I set up journal alerts?

Answer

Many databases offer journal alerts, a feature that allows users to be notified by e-mail when an issue of a selected journal has been added to a database. You can set journal alerts in databases by the following vendors or in the following databases:

EBSCOhost
ProQuest

EBSCOhost

To set up a journal alert:

  1. Click on the “Publications” button along the top toolbar.
  2. In the “Browsing” field, enter the name of the publication you want to set up the alert for, then click “Browse.”
  3. Click on the resulting publication name link to go to the Publication Details Screen.
  4. Click the “Alert / Save / Share” link in the upper right.
  5. Click “Email alert.”
  6. Sign in to My EBSCOhost, or click on the “I’m a new user” link to create a personal account.
  7. The Journal Alert Screen appears. The Journal Alert name, Date Created, and Database name are automatically filled in.
  8. In the “Run Alert for” field, select how long the journal alert should run.
  9. In the “Email Properties” section, enter the e-mail address you want the alert notification(s) delivered to, the subject line for the e-mail, the format for the e-mail and whether you want the e-mail to include a link to the journal’s table of contents or links to individual articles.
  10. Click “Save.”

ProQuest

To set up a journal alert:

  1. Click on the “Publications” link at the top of the search screen.
  2. In the search box, enter the name of the publication you want to set up the alert for, then click “Search.”
  3. Click on the resulting publication name link to go to that publication’s page.
  4. Click the “Set up alert” link.
  5. Choose your settings in the “Set up your publication” alert window that appears.
  6. Click “Set up Alert.”

Handout: Creating Search and Journal Alerts in ProQuest

If you use an RSS feed aggregator, or feed reader, please note the orange RSS icons in EBSCO and ProQuest databases that will allow you to receive these updates through your reader.

Related question: Can I be alerted by e-mail when new results for a specific search are added to a database?

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Keywords: journal alerts tables of contents TOCs tocs

Last Updated: Wed, December 07, 2011 - 10:04:36