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Finding journal articles and more


Automated alerts help you to stay up-to-date with new research in your field.

To create alerts, you will need to set up a profile in the relevant database/s to be notified of new research.

There are four types of alerts:

Saved search alert

Your saved searches are run at regular intervals (e.g. daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly) and you receive notification of newly added articles that match the search criteria. The saved searches can edited, amended or deleted at any time you choose.

Citation alert

Citation alerts let you know when an article you have selected is cited in a newly published papers. Researchers can use this type of alert to track who is reading and citing their work, or the work of other's in their scholarly networks.

Journal table of contents alert

Journal table of contents (TOC) alerts let you receive the TOC for new editions/issues of your favourite journal and include links to the new editions/issues articles.

RSS feed 

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. Use an RSS feed reader to subscribe to numerous feeds - such as news, web publications, discussion blogs, and podcasts - and read all new entries in a single place.

Example - how to save your searches and create alerts (Web of Science)

This example demonstrates how to save your searches and create alerts in the Web of Science database.

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