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Last Updated: Jun 06, 2017     Views: 104


Most databases, and some individual journal titles, offer user alerts as a current awareness service. If you're interested in a subject, you can set up alerts that notifiy you when an article related to your interest has been added either via email or sometimes via a RSS reader. Usually, you can set up more than one subject alert within a single database.


For example, to set up a search alert in any of the EBSCOhost databases DePaul subscribes to, like Humanities Abstracts or MLA, you would first need to create a free My EBSCOhost account and sign in. Once signed in, any set of search results will have an Alert/Save/Share option. You can set up a new alert, set alert limits (how often you want to receive alerts, what format, etc.), and wait to be notified when a new article in your area of interest is added.



You can configure Alerts for all EBSCOhost and ProQuest databases, as well as IngentaConnect titles and many other journals. Just look under My Account for alert options, ask your Library Liaison or contact our Ask-A-Librarian service.