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Scholar's Research Toolbox (FACULTY): Autoalerts

Scholar's Research Toolbox (FACULTY)

EBSCO Database Feeds and E-mail Alerts

Most subscription databases provide RSS feeds and e-mail alerts to the table of contents of journals or a search strategy. Such feature will regularly run the search in a database and alert the patron to new articles published in response to the saved query. 

In our EBSCO databases:

  1. perform your search
  2. click on Search History (found under the search term entry area)
  3. click on Save Searches/Alerts (found just above the combine buttons)
  4. enter your user account information
  5. enter name of search and then preferences 



SCOPUS alert

You can schedule searches to be run automatically against the 5,000 journals covered in the SCOPUS database.

After you run your search in SCOPUS, select "Set alert" near the top left of the page.

See an image of this option

RSS Feeds

RSS --- Rich Site Summary,    sends automatic alerts of any frequently updated content such as, articles published in a journal, new websites or blogs content. 

You can receive the RSS feeds to your desk computer or to a RSS reader.  RSS readers, e.g., iPad or other mobile apps, are web-based and allow accessing the information from any computer. This short video clip explains the concept of RSS and how to go about it.


Google Alerts

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries.


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