Staying current on the latest scholarly work in any discipline can be time-consuming. Fortunately, most databases offer an alert feature that informs you about new articles (or other publication types) on a specific topic. These services generally require you to create an account, conduct/save a search and then select either email or RSS as the delivery method.
|• EBSCO Saving a Search as an Alert (pdf) | e.g. Academic Search Complete, PsycINFO|
|• Engineering Village Saving a Search as an Alert (pdf) | Compendex, Geobase and GeoRef|
|• Google Scholar Click "Create alert" to set up email alert|
|• JSTOR Saving a Search as an Alert (pdf)|
|• Ovid SP Saving a Search as an Alert (pdf) | e.g. MEDLINE and EMBASE|
|• ProQuest Saving a Search as an Alert (pdf) | e.g. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses and CBCA Complete|
|• PubMed Saving a Search as an Alert (pdf)|
|• Scifinder Scholar Web Click "Create Keep Me Posted" to set up email alert|
|• Web of Science Saving a Search as an Alert (pdf) | Web of Science Core Collection, FSTA and Zoological Record|
You can also register for alerts directly from journals. This allows you to receive a table of contents for the newest issues of your preferred titles. Most of these services will require you to create an account with the publisher's website.
Major Journal Publishers
|• American Chemical Society||• Palgrave MacMillan|
|• Annual Reviews||• PLoS(Public Library of Science)|
|• BioMedCentral - Open Access Publisher||• PNAS|
|• Cambridge University Press||• ProjectMUSE|
|• Highwire Press - eTOCs/Citetrack||• ScienceDirect|
|• Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins||• Springer Alerts|
|• Nature Alerts||• Taylor & Francis|
|• Oxford Journals||• Wiley|
Journal Alerting Services
|• AMEDEO - Medical Literature Guide – free listing with weekly updates and links to PubMed|
|• BMJ EvidenceUpdates - evidence-based alerting tool (McMaster Plus)|
|• MedBioWorld - 25,000 links to bio-science journals|
• Browzine - a licensed resource that allows users to aggregate UBC Library journal content in one easy-to-access location for viewing on iPhones, iPads and Android tablets; more info below
• Read by QxMD provides a simple interface that drives discovery and seamless access to the medical literature by reformatting it into a personalized digital medical journal.
Did you publish an article? Would you like to know who is citing it? Citation alerts allow you to track a specific article.
Creating a Citation Alert