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Keep Current with your Research: Using Alerts

Alerts are notifications, through email or a variety of other delivery systems, when materials of interest to you have been published or added to a database, websites, new publications within parameters of previous successful searches, etc.

What's in this Guide

This guide will help you create an alert or notification when materials of interest to you have been published or added to a database, websites, new publications within parameters of previous successful searches, etc.

Alerts (notifications) can be delivered to through a variety of ways, not just to your email. 

Getting started:

Choosing the Best Sources (why bother to do this)

Alerts of a journal's table-of-contents

Databases that offer alerts

            Vendor databases and saving your search

Other sources for alerts: Google Scholar, Blogs, RSS Feeds, Twitter, Grants (including PIVOT-PR)

 

 

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Graduate School Librarian

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Sarah Dick, MLIS, RN
Contact:
Hovey Hall, 208 D
Graduate School
(309) 438-2860