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Health and Human Sciences (Postgraduates)

Types of alerts

Keep up-to-date by receiving notices of articles as they are published. Many databases offer an "alert" service in your chosen area of research. Once alerts are established you will receive regular information via email or RSS Feeds.

Table of Contents (ToC) Alerts

Receive the Table of Contents of each issue of your favourite journals as they are published.

Saved Search Alerts

Create a specific search using your own keywords. This is run at regular intervals with the results emailed to you.

Citation Alerts

Be notified when an article of your choosing has been cited by a new article.

How to establish alerts

Databases offering alerts usually require you to become a registered user. This is a free one-off process completed on the database homepage and commonly involves creating a user name and password. Users need to be logged into the database to set up alerts.

Your liaison librarian can give advice on ways to set up alerts so that you receive only the types of articles you want. Click here to make an appointment with your librarian.

Databases offering alerts

Below is a sample of relevant databases in which you can create alerts. There are many more available, depending on your field of research.