Answered By: Loan Nguyen
Last Updated: May 01, 2017     Views: 33

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