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How to get email alerts (current awareness) for new articles from journals, subject searches, & citation matches


Greg Notess
Montana State University Library

Why Set Up an Alert?

Alerts help you keep current with new literature in your field.

  • Current Awareness -- Alert yourself to new articles in your area of interest
  • Customized Content -- You decide what topics, tables of contents, or citations to include in the alert
  • Time Management -- Instead of rerunning the same search every month, get alerts delivered to you

Types of Alert Services

Types of Alerts:

Subject Alerts find new articles that match your search terms

Table of Contents Alerts are automatic notifications when a new issue of a specific journal has been published. You receive the table of contents of new articles

Citation Alerts are notifications when someone cites a specific journal article. A Citation Alert can be set up for either an individual Author (or Authors) or a specific Journal article.