Skip to Questions

Ask Us - Search our Frequently Asked Questions


How do I save alerts and create RSS feeds from EbscoHost databases?

I would like to create updates and alerts for myself when new material is published in my field. How do I do this with Ebscohost databases like ERIC, PsychInfo, Business Source Complete or Academic Search Complete?
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2013  |  30 Views

Was this helpful? 0   0


With alerts, you can tell our databases to send you new material on your topic as it becomes available.

You begin by signing up for an account in the database. Then create a search for the type of material you want-- new issues of a journal, for example, or new articles with a particular subject heading. Then save the search and tell the database to either email you updates or create an RSS feed which you can access through an RSS reader, such as Feedly or Reeder.

This screenshot shows EbscboHost's basic tools for sharing and saving searches:

Screenshot of EbscoHost Share button options

For detailed steps, EbscoHost provides the following tutorials on creating alerts and RSS feeds for saved searches. Other databases have similar information in their Help pages. For more information on RSS feeds, see "What is RSS" below.

Saving Searches
Saving a Search as an Alert
Setting Up a Journal Alert
Creating a Search Alert from the Search Screen
What is RSS?
One-Step RSS Search and Journal Alerts

Answered by Loan NguyenBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    Live Chat

    A Librarian is available online to chat with you whenever the reference desk is staffed.

    More Ways to Ask Questions

    • Chat with a Librarian
    • a small icon
    • ------------------------------
    • Doherty Library - University of St. Thomas
    • a small icon
      Call: (713) 525-2188
    • a small icon
    • a small icon
      Text to: (713) 987-3367
    • a small icon
      Tweet your question to @DohertyLibrary
    • ------------------------------
    • Cardinal Beran Library - St. Mary's Seminary
    • a small icon
      Call: (713) 686-4345 x265
    • a small icon
    • a small icon
      Text to: (713) 987-3367
    • a small icon
      Tweet your question to @BeranLibrary

    Browse by Popular Topics

    About Doherty Library  –  About UST  –  Art History  –  Biology  –  Books  –  Business  –  Catalog  –  Catholic Studies  –  Circulation  –  Citations  –  Communication  –  Databases  –  Distance Learning  –  Education  –  English  –  Health and Medicine  –  History  –  Interlibrary Loan  –  International Studies  –  Internet  –  Journals/Periodicals  –  Legal  –  Music  –  Physics  –  Political Science  –  Psychology  –  Research  –  Science  –  Technology  –  TexShare  –  Theology  –  Top10FAQ  –  Tutorial  –  UST OneSearch  –  Writing  
    View All Topics

    Related content from The Doherty Library Research Guide Page