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Staying Current: keeping up-to-date

Keep up-to-date with new research in your area with journal and book alerts, RSS Feeds, TOC Alerts and Conference Alerts.

Alert types

An alert is a saved search that runs automatically at intervals you specify. You can alerts to notify you by e-mail or RSS feed of new articles added that match the key terms you have specified. 


Search alerts

Citation alerts

Table of contents alerts

To get started you need to register or set up an account with the database provider. These are free and typically involve creating a username, a password and providing an email address. Remember these details for accessing saved searches and modifying alerts. 

  • If you wish to receive alerts from more than one database provider, e.g. Scopus (Elsevier) and Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) you need to create separate accounts. Only a single account is required for creating alerts in multiple databases from the same company, e.g. Ebsco provides access to Discovery and several specialist databases.

  • Find instructional videos and other resources to help you make use of these services in the tutorial resources page of the Staying Current subject guide.

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