2. Publication Alerts - Databases

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Many databases allow you to save searches and repeat them automatically at regular intervals or whenever the database is updated with new records. These are known as Alerts. Please note, this feature is not available for all databases - for some you will need to rerun your previous search. It is always good practice to note down your search terms so you can easily remember them for next time.

  • EBSCO databases

    America: History & Life
    Academic Search Complete
    Business Source Complete
    Education Research Complete

    Historical Abstracts
    Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
    MLA Bibliography
    PsycArticles, PsycBooks, PsycLit

Create a My EBSCO Host personal profile and save searches as alerts and/or be alerted to new journal issues in your personal folder. Results can be automatically emailed and RSS feeds are also supported. Click here for instructions on saving searches and alerts.
  • Emerald
    Full-text coverage of over 150 titles in the fields of management, information science and engineering. Create a personal profile to save search alerts and table of contents alerts. Click here to create a profile and manage alerts.
  • IEEE Xplore Alerts Manager
    Users who are signed in with their IEEE Account can choose to receive regular notification of recently posted content, including a direct link to the table of contents for the latest issue of a journal or magazine.


    Create a free MyJSTOR account and receive email alerts for saved searches, tracked journals (eTOC) and tracked citations.

  • Project Muse
    Content alerts provide updates for book and journal content important to your research, via RSS feeds and email notifications.

  • Proquest databases

    ABI Inform
    International Index to the Performing Arts
    RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

    Create a My Research account and save searches as alerts. Results can be automatically emailed and RSS feeds are also supported. Look for the My Research link at the top of the page to create an account and set up alerts.
    Use alerts to receive email notices when new documents are loaded on Scopus.

  • Web of Science
    Use this database to save and repeat your searches and produce Alerts. You can also set up Citation Alerts. This service will alert you by email to references that cite a paper you are interested in.

Note: Lexis and Westlaw have their own current awareness services only available within the databases.