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Current Awareness and Alert Services

Current awareness services, including tables of contents, new books, search, and citation alerts,  will help you to stay informed when new information is published in your area of interest. Once you set up an account, the information is pushed at a specified frequency (daily, weekly, monthly) via email or an RSS feed.  You usually need to set up a free account/profile to receive alerts.

Reasons to have alert services:

  • Current Awareness: learn about recent articles and other publications in your area of interest, including the contents of newly published journals.
  • Customized content: control the the amount and regularity of received information.
  • Time management: have information automatically delivered to you without rerunning the same search all the time.
  • Organization: maintain a personal database in bibliographic management software, like RefWorks. Getting information from RSS Feeds into RefWorks.

 

Search Alerts

Search alerts allow you to be notified when results matching your search criteria are added to the database.

Summon offers RSS feeds for specific searches, without creating a login or an account.

Once you create a search and narrow it to your specifications, use the RSS button to add it to your feed reader.

Some databases below require that you create a profile or account in order to store your searches. You can then create an email alert or RSS feed so that any new articles that meet your search criteria are sent to you.

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