Journal alerts will notify you through e-mails or RSS notifications when new items are published in a journal. You may receive a table of contents for the journal, or a table of contents and abstracts of the articles, depending on how the journal chooses to share the information or how you have set up the alert.
This page focuses on how to set up journal alerts in the EBSCO and ProQuest company databases.
Many other databases offer the option to set up alerts. Look around the journal page for links that may say alert, ToC Alert, RSS, or Share, among others. You may need to create a free account with the database company to access the alerts feature. If you aren’t finding a way to set up alerts in these other databases, contact us through Ask a Librarian for help.
Before you can set up a journal alert, you need to locate the journal for which you’d like to create an alert.
In EBSCO databases, click the Share link to open a new box and set up your alert.
In ProQuest databases, click on the Create alert or Create RSS feed link to open a new box and set up your alert.
Once you’ve chosen to click either an email or RSS alert option link, follow the prompts to finish setting up the alert.
Depending on the database and option you have chosen, you will select preferences, such as how frequently you would like to be alerted, length of time to receive alerts, and type of article information to receive.
Note: The Library does not have access to these accounts or passwords, so you’ll want to keep track of your account information.