Create Alerts

Search Alerts

Search alerts will periodically e-mail you a list of new articles that match your search when they are added to the database. This can be helpful for keeping up-to-date in a particular area as well as finding very current content to add to course readings.


  • Create and refine a search in a database.
  • Click on "Search History/Alerts" (just below search boxes)
  • Click on "Save Searches / Alerts"
  • Log in (or create a free account)
  • Name it, etc. Change to ALERT if you want to be alerted by e-mail of new articles that are found by the search

Gale (Infotrac)

  • Create and refine a search in a database.
  • When looking at a list of results, click on "Create a Search Alert" at the top of the result list.

Publication Alerts

Publication alerts will e-mail you (or provide an RSS feed) the table of contents of a selected journal with links to each article. This allows you to efficiently keep up with what's being published in a particular journal and read only the articles of interest (often available free from the library's subscription).


  • Click on "Publications" (top) and search for your journal (using the lower search box)
  • Click on "Alert / Save / Share" (on right near top)
  • Login (or create free account)

Gale (Infotrac)

  • Click on "Publication Search" (near top) and find your journal.
  • Click on journal title
  • Click on "Create a Journal Alert" (top right)

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