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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.

Saving a search

You can save a (successful) search and receive alerts based upon the parameters of that search.

Generally, to save a search, you need a free account.  Below, are the major database vendors with the accompanying instructions.


  1. Sign into your account.
  2. No account?   To create an account:
    a. Click on Sign In--located at the top of the web page.
    b. Then Create an Account
  3. Click Preferences--located at the top right of the web page


  1. Sign into your account.
  2. No account?  To create an account:
  3. a. Click on the symbol of a person—located top right of the web page
    b. Sign into My Research.
    c. Create a My Research Account 
  4. How to save a search


  1. Tutorial How to Save a Search
  2. Create an RSS Feed of your search