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:
The Central Index allows a user to save a search strategy for later use, and to set an email or RSS notification of new results.
To Save a Search Strategy
To Set (or remove) an Alert for a saved strategy
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.
An interesting test is being offered by the Researcher app. This tool provides both journal table-of-contents browsing and artificial intelligence aided keyword search alerts. We are unclear on exactly how the coverage compares with Google Scholar and other free journal indexing tools.