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Set Up Journal and Search Alerts

EBSCO Database Journal Alerts
In EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Complete, you can set up an e-mail alert to automatically notify you each time a new issue for a selected journal title is available. To access Academic Search Complete, go to the library webpage at http://library.salve.edu, then choose the Find Databases search tab and click on EBSCOhost. If you are off-campus you will be asked for your name and library barcode number.

First, you need to set up a personal MyEBSCO account that you can use to save search results, search alerts, and journal alerts to your personal folder.

To set up a personal account:

1.   Click Sign in to My EBSCOhost. Then click I'm a new user.

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2.   The Create a New Account screen appears with Personal Account entered in the Account Type field. Fill in the fields on the Create a New Account Screen. When you have completed the fields, click Submit.
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3.   If all the information was accepted, a message appears that provides your user name and password. Click OK. You will be automatically logged in as a personal user. You should note the user name and password you created so you can log in at a future session.

To set up a journal alert:

1.   Click the Publications link at the top of the screen. The Publications Screen displays.
Ebsco Screenshot

2.   To locate the publication, enter the title in the Browse Publications field and click Browse, or use the A - Z links and left/right arrows to browse through the list of titles.

3.   From the journal's Publication Details screen, click the Alert/Save/Share link, and then click the Create an Alert link. If you have not signed in to My EBSCOhost, you will be prompted to do so.
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4.   The Journal Alert Screen appears, on which the Journal Alert Name, Date Created and Database name have automatically been filled in.

5.   In the Run Alert for field, select how long the journal alert should run:
  • One month (the default)
  • Two months
  • Six months
  • One year
In the Alert Options area:

1.   Select the Alert Results Format to use: Brief, Detailed, or Bibliographic Manager formats.

2.   To limit EBSCOhost access to only the articles in the alert (rather than the entire site), mark the checkbox to the left of this field.

3.   Alert on full text only - Mark the check box to indicate that you want to set up an alert for only the full text.

In the E-mail Options area:

1.   Indicate how you would like to be notified. Select one:
  • E-mail all alerts and notices (the default)
  • E-mail only creation notice
  • No e-mail (RSS only) - if you select this option, the remaining E-mail Properties will be hidden (because they are not necessary for RSS)
2.  E-mail Address - to be notified by e-mail when a new issue is available, enter your e-mail address. If you are entering multiple e-mail addresses, place a semicolon between each e-mail address.

3.   Hide Addresses from recipients - if you select this option, the e-mail addresses you enter will be placed into the BCC (Blind Copy) field of the e-mail, rather than the To field.

4.   Subject - enter a brief explanation that will appear in the subject line of the Journal Alert e-mail.

5.   Title - you can optionally enter a title for the e-mail. The default value for the Title field is: EBSCOhost Alert Notification.

6.   E-mail [From] address - defaults to EPAlerts@EPNET.COM. You can enter a different "From" e-mail address if desired.

7.   Select the E-mail format to use - Plain Text or HTML.

8.   Indicate whether you want to include: Link to TOC page on EBSCOhost or Article links embedded within the results.

9.   Include in e-mail - To have your search string included with your results, mark the Query check box. To include the frequency (how often the alert will run), mark the Frequency check box. 10.   When you have finished making changes, click Save. You will be returned to the Publication Details Screen. A message is displayed that indicates a journal alert has been set for the publication.

For more help, please contact the Info Desk at 341-2289.


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Wilson Database Journal Alerts
WilsonWeb's SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information) service allows the users of WilsonWeb databases to save searches, scheduling them to be re-run automatically, with the latest results emailed. A search can be saved and then an alert created for that search which can be emailed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis to the user. At any time the user can modify the alert settings, delete the alert, or start a new alert.

There are two ways to set up Journal Alerts in WilsonWeb:

1.   On the Search Results page you will notice a Create Alert icon and link, located on the top left of the search results screen.

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Click on the Create Alert link and then follow the instructions to create your Alert.
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2.   The second place to setup an SDI Alert in WilsonWeb is on the Search History page. Click on the Search History button found on the blue menu bar. The Search History page records searches being conducted during the current session.
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For each search string visible on this page, you can create an SDI Alert by clicking on the Create Alert link. Then follow the instructions.
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Note that you will be emailed a notice that you have setup an Alert. You must then confirm your email address to complete the process, indicating that you are the one that has created the Alert being sent to your email address. The email will also contain instructions for how to delete and modify an alert.

For more help, please contact the Info Desk at 341-2289.


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Blackwell Synergy Search Alerts
You can add Tables of Contents Alerts and Saved Search Alerts to your Wiley InterScience (Blackwell Synergy) profile. To access the Blackwell Synergy Full Journal Collection database, go to the library webpage at http://library.salve.edu, then choose the Find Databases search tab, enter Blackwell Synergy in the search field, then click Go. In the results page, click on the Blackwell Synergy Full Journal Collection link.

To use search alerts in Blackwell Synergy you must first register by creating a username and password. To set up a personal account:

1.   Click on "Register" in the light blue box on the top right corner of the Wiley InterScience (Blackwell Synergy) Web page.

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2.   Fill in the fields on the New User Registration screen. When you have completed the fields, click Submit Registration.
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You should note the user name and password you created so you can log in at a future session.

To set up a Table of Contents Alert:

1.   Be sure you are logged into your account.

2.   Click " Set E-mail Alert " on any journal page. When a new issue of that journal is published online, the Table of Contents will be sent to you. You can also activate or stop alerts for any journal you have saved within the My Profile area.

To set up a Saved Search Alert:

1.   Be sure you are logged into your account.

2.   Execute a search (Simple or Advanced), and on the Search Results page, click " Save Search. " You can name the search and choose if you wish to receive an alert whenever an article is published online that matches the search criteria. You can also activate or stop alerts for your saved searches within the My Profile area.

For more help, please contact the Info Desk at 341-2289.


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Project MUSE Search Alerts

To Sign up for Journal Alerts in Project MUSE:

1.   Click on Tools & Resources in the dark blue navigation bar.

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2.   In the Overview of Tools & Resources page, click on Sign up for Email Journal Alerts.
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3.   In the Email Alerts page, enter your email address in the text field, then click on Make or Change Selections. Once you sign up for alerts, repeat steps 1 & 2 to return to this page and make updates to your alerts.
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For more help, please contact the Info Desk at 341-2289.


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I'm looking for a specific article...

When you already know the article title, journal, issue, etc., and just need to find the full-text!

I want to set up an alert ...

You can set up an e-mail alert to notify you each time a new issue for a selected journal title is available or whenever new results arrive for any created and saved search.

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