Many websites and databases allow you to set up email or RSS alerts. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. An RSS feed is an easy way to be informed if there is new content on a website.
Note that RSS feeds are not supported by Google Chrome - you need to be using a browser such as Firefox, Explorer or Safari.
To set up and access RSS feeds, you can use a feed reader or Outlook Mail:
You can set up an alert to monitor changes to a web page even if the website in question doesn't offer an email or RSS alert option. Here are a few suggestions on how to do this.
Setting up a web page monitoring alert
The following services send you emails when any changes have been made to a webpage specified by you. The emails include details of what has changed. You will need to register for a free account.
Converting any web page to an RSS feed
The following services allow you to generate free RSS feeds for any website: