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Keeping Alert - Tracking New Articles and Books in your field   Tags: alerts  

A guide to using emailed alerts, table of contents services, and RSS feeds to keep up with what's being written in your area of interest.
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide will provide instruction on tools for keeping up with new articles and books in your field. Stay alert by subscribing to email alerts and RSS feeds for:

  • Items matching your subject search criteria
  • Tables of contents for journals of interest
  • Items that cite a specific work or author
  • New books that the library has acquired
  • Websites, news stories, or blog entries that match your search criteria

Another Useful Guide

An excellent guide with a long list of publishers offering alerts:


Choosing the Best Source for your Alerts

If you want... Sign up for this kind of alert
Journal tables of contents as soon as they come out

New items matching a complex subject search

To be alerted when a specific item is cited


Most alerts will be available as in email format; some will also provide an RSS feed option. Experiment with any combination of these and decide which works best for you.

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