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Journal Alerts & Search Alerts: What are journal and search alerts?

Keeping up with literature in your field

As a scholar, it’s important to keep up with new published research. You can do this in a variety of ways.

  • Using journal alerts, you can either be alerted via email or RSS feed when new issues of journals are published.
  • With search alerts you can either be alerted via email or RSS feed when new items matching your search terms are added to a database.

If you don't want to use alerts, you can visit websites of journals or professional organizations or you can subscribe to certain print journals. Do whatever works best for you, but make a plan to stay on top of published research.

This guide will show you how to set up journal and search alerts in Walden Library databases.

What are journal and search alerts?

Journal Alerts

Journal alerts can help you stay up-to-date with what is being published in your field of study in certain journals. With a journal alert set up in a Walden Library database, when new items are published in a journal of your choice you will be notified of those new publications via email or RSS feeds.

Learn how to set up Journal Alerts.

 

Search Alerts

Search alerts allow you to be alerted via email or RSS feeds when new items matching your search terms are added to a database. This is a great way to monitor new research that matches searches you've performed in Walden Library databases.  

Learn how to set up Search Alerts.