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:
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.