Another useful feature of different databases includes the ability to set up “search alerts”, which allows you to receive alerts of new articles that meet your search criteria. This is an excellent way to keep up-to-date with your research.
It is also possible to set up alerts for:
- The latest tables of contents for specific relevant journals
- Citation alerts whenever a particular article is cited by someone
- Upcoming conferences and calls for papers
- Websites, social media and Google
See the Library’s guide to ‘Staying current with your research‘ for more details and examples.
The following image shows how to create an alert in the EBSCOhost databases.
Image: EBSCOhost create an alert screen. Used under the terms and conditions of the vendor license.