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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.

Journal Publisher Alert Services

Many journal publishers will offer email and RSS feed alert services, allowing you to be aware of newly published issues of your favorite scholarly journals.

. You may also want to check for journal social media accounts to follow.

  • Go to the official publisher website for the journal
    • Consult the Library Online Journals search (or use a web search engine).
      • Note that in some cases the publisher website may differ from the library access website, as the library sometimes purchases journal access from third-party aggregator database.
        • e.g., Journal publishers include Annual Reviews, Elsevier (ScienceDirect), Springer, Sage, Wiley, etc., and various university presses, various professional societies, etc.
        • e.g., Database aggregators include EBSCO, ProQuest, JSTOR, etc.
  • Check the journal website for options to stay connected with alerts and/or social media.
    • You will probably need to create an account with the publisher.
      • Cons: This can result in the necessity of creating many different publisher accounts.
      • Pros: Publisher alerts are usually the fastest way to learn about new articles.

Current Contents Connect - Table of Contents Service

Current Contents Connect is a database within the Web of Science family. It offers access to the tables of contents (with abstracts and citation links) for journals in all disciplines. CCC is updated on a daily basis.

Refer to the Web of Science database alerts section of this guide for detailed instructions on how to use this service.

BrowZine - App for easy journal browsing

BrowZine is a service that the Library subscribes to that offers a way to easily browse, read, and monitor many of the journals that are available through the U-M Library. It is available as both a website and an app for your mobile device.