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Keep Current with your Research: Using Alerts

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.

Publisher Alerts

Some of the many publishers who offer ToC (Table of Contents) alerts.

Alexander Street Press

Publisher of online collections in the humanities and social sciences including Black literature, the performing arts and women's history. You can sign up to receive updates regarding new content via email, RSS feed, or Facebook.

Emerald Publishing (management, library science)

Covers business, management, materials science, tourism and hospitality, and library science journals. Register to sign up for table of contents alerts, weekly digests for all journal issues published, or saved search alerts via email.


Portland Press Limited - email alerts

Tables of contents by email available from Portland Press. Covers publications of The Biochemical Society - cellular and molecular sciences.


American Chemical Society

Journal Alerts available via email or RSS feed

Highwire Press

Covers a wide variety of subject areas. Some journals are free while others are available only by subscription. Alerts are available - even if not subscribed to the journals. Offers ToC and Citation Alerts by email, RSS feed or PDA Channel.


Portland Press Limited - RSS feeds

RSS feed links for publications of The Biochemical Society - cellular and molecular sciences.


American Geophysical Union

Alerts available via email.

Highwire Press - twitter & Facebook

Royal Society of Chemistry

Register to receive alerts via email or RSS feed.


American Mathematical Society

AMS offers a free email alert service for recently posted articles in AMS electronic journals.

Institute of Physics

User Options allows you to sign up for email alerts and saved searches. All Institute of Physics articles are freely accessible for the first 30 days. Setting up alerts will ensure information on relevant articles is received before this 30 day grace period ends.


Sage Publications

Covers a wide variety of subject areas. Look in right sidebar and scroll down to "email alerts." Alerts are available for new book announcements, tables of contents and special offers relating to your areas of interest.


American Meteorological Society

JOIN will notify you by email of new journal postings on a continuing basis. You can also sign up for RSS feeds.

International Union of Crystallography

E-mail alerts enables registered users to receive by e-mail a list of the contents of each new issue of any IUCr journal (normally two to three weeks before the printed journal is available).


ScienceDirect (Elsevier) Alerts

Covers a wide variety of subject areas, including life and physical sciences, Business Management, Economics and Social Sciences. There are 3 types of alerts: Search Alerts, Journal Issue Alerts, and Citation Alerts.


American Physical Society

See the bottom of the home page for ways to "follow the APS" - available via RSS feed, Facebook, LinkedIn, PhysicsFrontlineBlog, and Twitter.

Karger (biomedical sciences)

RSS feeds provide you with the latest abstracts and tables of contents. The Karger Alert System includes e-article alerts, early book announcements and book release notifications via email.



Visit individual SPIE journal web pages to see what alerts are available - varies by title. SPIE Newsroom offers email and RSS feed updates.


American Physical Society Journals

Both topic and table of contents alerts available for APS journals. Offers RSS feed or email alerting.

Materials Research Society - email alerts

MRS publications are now available through Cambridge Journals Online. Register with CJO and then pick the journals for which you wish to receive alerts.


Springer (science, technology, and medicine)

SpringerAlerts keep you up-to-date with recently published Springer books and journals. As an alerts subscriber, you will receive news about upcoming books, journal tables of contents and special offers.


American Society for Microbiology

You can sign up to receive tables of contents and citation alerts by email.

National Academies Press

Free access to 1,000+ full text publications in science, technology and public policy. National Academy Press is the publisher for the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.


SpringerLink Personalization

Covers a wide variety of subject areas. By registering you can take advantage of the personalized services such as email alerts and marked items list.


American Society of Civil Engineers - RSS Feeds

You can sign up to receive table of contents alerts via RSS feed.

National Bureau of Economic Research

A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. Registering allows you to receive notifications of new working papers and data releases in areas of interest.

University of Chicago Press

UCP publishes a wide variety of academic titles, including The Chicago Manual of Style. UCP will send you an email message listing recently released books in the subject areas you select when you subscribe. You can also sign up to receive RSS feeds


Annual Reviews

Click on one of the publications in the list. When the page loads, click on "sign up for email alerts." Provides citation alerts, table of contents alerts and saved subject alerts.

National Institutes of Health

Offers NIH updates by email and RSS feed.


University of Chicago Press Journals

You can sign up for RSS feeds or table of contents alerts


Caliber - University of California Press

Covers journals published by the University of California Press. You can sign up to receive customized email alerts and saved search alerts.

National Science Foundation

Look in right sidebar for update options via email, RSS feeds, twitter, and Facebook.



You can sign up to receive RSS feeds about new titles.


Cambridge Journals Online

Nature Publishing Group - email alerts

Click on the journal title(s) of interest and look for the link to sign up for e-alerts.

Wiley - twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

A wide range of twitter handles, Facebook pages, and LinkedIn groups - all related to Wiley publications.


Crystallography Journals Online - see International Union of Crystallography

Nature Publishing Group - RSS feeds

You can sign up to receive RSS feeds from a variety of journals published by NPG.

Wiley Interscience

Traditionally strong in the sciences; however, also covers a wide range of business, social sciences, and humanities subject areas. Register via My Profile. Offers citation tracking, saved searches and journal ToC alerts.


CSIRO Publishing

Based out of Australia - covering a wide variety of scientific subject areas. Click on Early Alert, RSS feeds, or Facebook to receive the latest updates.

Philosophy Documentation Center

From their website: "The Philosophy Documentation Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable access to materials in applied ethics, classics, philosophy, and religious studies." All journals on this site offer RSS feeds and email alerts.

World Scientific Publishing

Covers all areas of the sciences plus economics and social sciences. Free registration required to receive journal table of contents alerts.


Information courtesy Iowa State University, Lorrie Pellack