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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.

Citation alerts


A citation alert notifies you by email whenever a publication (e.g. journal article) you have chosen has been cited by a new publication that has been added to the database. 

Although different databases will have different procedures for setting search alerts, the general principles are same. You must:

  1. Locate the record of the article you want to add as a citation alert
  2. Create Citation Alert for the specified article
Most database providers provides step-by-step instructions for saving searches and setting up search alerts.

1. Scopus citation alerts


 

  1. Track a specific publication in Scopus and stay up to date with the citations it is receiving. 
  2. Alerts will be sent to your email.

 

2. Web of Science citation alerts


  1. Track a specific publication in Web of Science and stay up to date with the citations it is receiving. 
  2. Alerts will be sent to your email.

3. Google Scholar citation alerts


Google alerts are a great tool for research, as you can set an alert so that Google searches the web on a regular topic gathering hits on a topic of interest from a range of sources (including news sources, videos and blogs). 

  1. Create a Google account if you do not already have one.
  2. Go to Google Alerts.
  3. Create Citation alerts: Search the article you want citation alerts for; Click on the 'Cited by' hyperlink; Click 'Create alert'
  4. Enter your email address.

*You can run a number of alerts concurrently, and revisit your Google Alerts account to modify/add/remove alerts.

Google Scholar citation alerts


4. Google Scholar author follows


If you use Google Scholar to follow an author of interest with a public profile you can get updates of how they are creating new publications. 
  1. Create a Google account if you do not already have one.
  2. Search for author in Google Scholar
  3. Create author alerts by following the author

For advanced Google searching tips, look towards the Advanced Google searching guide.

Google Scholar author follows