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Creating Search Alerts

Feel like your colleagues always hear about the latest paper before you do?  Here's a way to stay current in your field with minimal time and effort on your part.

How to Create Search Alerts

EBSCOhost Databases

1. To create an alert from the results page click "Share" in the right corner above the articles. 

EBSCO database, see above info

2. Then from the menu select "email alert." 

Drop down menu, Create an alert section, 1st option: email alert.

3. On the "Create Alert" page make sure you select how frequently you'd like to receive alerts. Then click save alert. Note: your alerts will only be saved if you are signed into an EBSCOhost account. 

Third section, first option: frequency.

4. You can manage your search alerts by clicking "Sign In" from the blue bar at the top of any EBSCOhost database.

EBSCO database, see info above

Google Scholar

1. To create search alerts in Google Scholar, execute a search with your desired search terms. Then on the bottom left-hand side of the results page click "create alert."

Google Scholar search results, see info above.

2. Then make sure your terms are correct and specific. Then click "create alert!"

Alert terms and conditions, see info above


1. To create an alert in Scopus, first sign in or create an account.

Scopus search result page. Top right corner.

2. To create an alert from the results page, click "Set search alert" on the left hand side above the  “Filters” section. 

Scopus search result page, Left hand side under "Save search"

3. On the "Set alert" page, make sure you select how frequently you'd like to receive alerts.

Set alert page. Frequency is found under the email address.

4. Then click "Set alert!"

Set alert button is on the bottom right corner of "set alert page"

5. You can manage your search alerts by clicking "Alerts" from the white bar at the top of the page.

In tool bar at top of page, alerts is between sources and links.

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