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    What are Alerts?

    Alerts are personal online notifications created from particular journal titles or database searches.  An alert will regularly run a search for new content - saving you time and delivering content in one location. 

    After setting up an alert, you will be notified of the new articles matching your search queries via E-mail or RSS.

    Email Alerts automatically receive updates via email.

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    RSS Feeds maintain alerts in a central location.

    Guide Contents

    • RSS: get regularly updated content (e.g. news headlines, blog entries, citations, table of contents) delivered in one place
    • Database Search Alerts: save search queries in databases that can be re-run automatically
    • Journal TOC Alerts: receive tables of contents from journals when new issues are published
    • Citation Alerts: receive citation data about articles published in various indexes
    • Web Resources: contains videos, helpful information and sites for creating RSS feeds and alerts

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