It is an automatic update of:
that has been added to a database or publisher's website.
Alerts can be set up as:
There are several ways to view these feeds:
Journal (Table of Contents) alert
- you receive journal Table of Contents in your email or alerts feed
- allow you to save topic searches, and offer automatic updates whenever new literature on your topic is added. Some publishers' websites also allow this type of alert
- some databases allow you to track how many times a particular article is cited by other authors. For more information on citation alerts, refer to the Citation and Journal Metrics Guide
- some databases offer author alerts. When you are researching in a particular field you may discover that certain authors publish regularly and you may wish to be alerted to any of their new articles
Web of Science
To set up an alert in Google Scholar:
Look for links to alerting or RSS Feed options, or check the database Help to see what alerting features are offered.