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Keeping up to date on your research topics

You can set up an alert based on any search you make via Discovery Search. To learn more about how to search using Discovery please see the Library Resources guide.

First, make your search:

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Using the 'Share' button, you're able to either set up an email alert or generate an RSS feed.

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You can then specify the email address you want the alerts delivered to, including frequency, or grab the RSS link to add to a feed reader.

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It's possible to get alerted whenever a new journal is published on ScienceDirect by following the below steps.

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Tables of contents alerts will help you keep up to date whenever your topics of interest are covered within academic journals. You're also able to set up alerts each time selected journals are published. JournalTOCs is currently the largest free collection of tables of contents from academic journals.

n.b. if you set up an alert for tables of contents you'll only be able to view full text for those to which the Library has a subscription or open access journals. If you're alerted to an article of interest that isn't open access then you can check it's availability via Discovery Search. You'll also need to set up an account to view or set up alerts.

See the short video below to learn how to set up an alert based on a search. 

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To create an alert using Google Scholar, first make sure you're signed in with the Google account you want the alerts sent to. Once you've run your search, click 'Create alert' as below:


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