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Library Services for Virginia State University Faculty: Setting Up Search Alerts

What are search alerts?

Search Alerts, also known as Current Awareness services, help users stay current in what is being published in their area of interest through automatic e-mail updates from databases and electronic journal services.

Database Search Alerts

EBSCOHost Databases.  Search Alert feature automates the process of checking for new results from a specific search.

ProQuest Central. Allows users to create alerts for searches and receive e-mail notifications of new search results.

Ulrich's Periodical Directory  Provides monthly e-mail notification service that keeps users abreast of the latest information about serials in their area of interest.

E-Journal Alerts

American Chemical Society Journals. Provides table of contents alerts for published issues.  

BioOne.  Online Issue Alert is an email service notifying you when new issues are available on BioOne. You will receive notification at your email address for any journal you select. 

Emerald Full-text Journals. Provides personal e-mail notification of new articles published online, ensuring that users are kept up-to­date with the latest research.

HighWire Press. Electronic table of contents allow you to receive in email either complete Tables of Contents (from both current and future content) or notification that an issue has just gone online.

Institute of Physics Journals  Provides access to tables of contents, abstracts, and full-text articles for Institute of Physics electronic journals. Includes also Table of Content alerts as soon as issues are published online. Provides online access to Nature. E-mail alerts provide you with a time saving solution to keep abreast of each new online issue.

Oxford University Journals  Offers a table of contents e-mail alerting service from the home page of each of journal. This is a free service that will alert you of new issues as they are published online.

ScienceDirect  Provides topic alerts notify you by e-mail when a search on a particular topic retrieves new results.