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New Journal and Book Alerts (Notifications)

Tips for using emailed alerts, table of contents services, and RSS feeds to keep up with what's being written in a discipline.

Selected ProQuest Databases

ProQuest Alerts - from off campus

The links in ProQuest alerts are able to detect if your computer is connected to the campus network.  

If you are off campus, you will automatically be prompted to log in with your UM credentials, and then you will be redirected to the desired item.

You will need to log in only once per session.

Subscribing to ProQuest Alerts

ProQuest is a family of about 90 databases covering a variety of topics and disciplines.  Many of the scholarly databases are updated on a regular basis.  You can subscribe to alerts so that you will be emailed with new items matching your preferred searches.

Step 1: Go to the ProQuest main site and click "Databases (90)" at the top of the screen to browse the list of databases available. 

Step 2: Select the database(s) of interest.

Step 3: Go to Advanced Search and create a search that brings back the desired results.

Step 4: Click Save Search/Alert near the top of the screen, then Create Alert from the drop-down list.

Step 5: A form will pop up; Steps 1 and 2 ask you to give a title to the email alert, for your email address and allow you to change the subject of the email alert or to add a message.

Step 6: Scroll down to Steps 3 and 4 in the pop-up box. Specify your preferences for the content of the alert and schedule the frequency and duration of the alert.

Step 7: After creating the alert, you will receive an email to confirm that you would like to receive that alert with the specified details.

Step 8: Alerts will start to come to your inbox containing links to the new materials matching your search.

ProQuest "My Research"

You can set up a "My Research" account with ProQuest to perform a number of functions:

  • Save articles and searches to access later

  • Create tags and assign them to articles from any ProQuest database

  • Save and manage search alerts and RSS feeds

  • Create folders of articles that you can share with others

To access My Research, click the silhouette at the very top of any Proquest screen and then Sign into My Research.

For more information, consult this Guide.