Personal RSS Feeds & Email Alerts

Many databases allow you to create RSS feeds or email alerts for your searches and journal table of contents. This means you no longer need to go to the databases to check for updates.

rss iconOur examples feature EBSCOhost and ProQuest databases, but other databases have these capabilities as well. Whenever you see the orange RSS feed icon (left) or the word “Alerts” these functions are available.

ProQuest RSS Feeds and Email Alerts

In ProQuest, the process for setting up RSS feeds or email alerts for specific searches and for journal table of contents is the same.

Running your topic search or performing a publication search / find your journal.

For Email Alerts:

  1. Click the “Create Alert” link and fill in the form in the pop-up window with your alert preferences and email address.

For RSS Feeds:

  1. Click “Create RSS Feed” link next to the orange RSS feed icon. Fill in the form with your preferences and click “Create feed.”
  2. Click or copy the link to your browser address bar or reader.
  3. Feeds are updated daily for searches and when new information is available for table of contents so check back often.

proquest alerts

EBSCOhost RSS Feeds and Email Alerts

In EBSCOhost, the process for setting up RSS feeds or email alerts for specific searches and for journal table of contents is the same.

Running your topic search or performing a publication search / find your journal.

For Email Alerts:

  1. In the “Alert / Save / Share” drop-down click the “E-mail Alert” link.
  2. A pop-up window will appear asking you to sign in to send email alerts. Click the link to sign in.
  3. If you do not have an account with EBSCOhost, you can create one at this point by clicking the “Create a new Account” link.
  4. Fill in the form in the pop-up window with your alert preferences and email address and click the “Save Alert” button.

For RSS Feeds:

  1. In the “Alert / Save / Share” drop-down and click the “RSS Feed” link. A pop-up window with the link to the RSS feed will appear.
  2. Click or copy the link to your browser address bar or reader.
  3. Feeds are updated daily for searches and when new information is available for table of contents so check back often.

ebscohost alerts

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