Now that you have practiced some searches and found the names of relevant journals, you may wish to create alerts. Alerts keep you up-to-date with new research in your field and can be received via email or RSS feed.
There are four types of alerts:
Saved search alerts mean your favourite search is run at regular intervals (for example daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly) and you receive email or RSS feed notification about newly added articles that match your criteria.
Your Saved Searches can be edited, amended or deleted at any time you choose.
You must have a personal account in each database where you have Saved Search Alerts.
Citation alerts let you know when an article you have selected is cited in a new article.
Citation alerts are usually found at the article level.
This feature usually requires (free) registration.
Journal table of content (TOC) alerts let you receive the TOC for new editions/issues of your favourite journal via email or RSS feed. The TOC will include links to the new editions/issues articles.
An RSS feed ("Rich Site Summary" or "Really Simple Syndication") lets you know immediately, via your computer or mobile device, when web-based content is updated or published. You can receive a variety of content updates via RSS feed including (but not limited to) news, web publications, discussion blogs, and podcasts.
You will need to have an RSS reader or aggregator to make use of RSS feeds. Using an RSS Reader you can subscribe to numerous feeds and read all new entries from these in a single place.
An RSS is easily set up in most web browsers using the below icon: