Benefits of Alerting Services
Current Awareness. These services can help you keep up with articles in your area of interest and the contents of journals that you specify. The scope of coverage will vary with each resource but alerting services are available in all disciplines and for thousands of journals.
Customized Content. Alerting services allow users to exercise control over the substance of the information that is delivered, the amount of information that is provided and the regularity with which that information arrives.
Time Management. Information is delivered automatically by the service and searches can be conducted without constant user input or supervision.
Organization. These services can aid in the construction of personal databases in bibliographic management software such as EndNote, ProCite and RefWorks. The alerting services described in this guide can be accessed in three ways:
- by Publisher or Journal
- by Database
- Citation Alerts
Types of Alerts:
- E-mail alerts may be set up as: author searches, topic searches, issue alerts, or citation alerts.
- Table of Contents (TOC) Alerts automatically send the tables of contents of newly published journal issues to your inbox for your review.
- RSS feeds.
Subscribe to the Libraries' Alerting Service: LibLink
Send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(leave the subject and message line blank)
What will I receive?
Announcements of new services and databases
Tips on database searching
Schedules of classes and programs at Bobst Library
Special events announcements
Library book sale announcements