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Research Process: Database Alerts & RSS Feeds

an introduction to the research process at a very basic level

Database Alerts & RSS Feeds

Many Library databases allow you create alerts for content related to your research topic. Depending on the database's options, an alert can provide the table of contents to new issues of journals related to your topic. Some databases offer citation alerts, to inform you when a particular article has been cited.

Setting up database alerts will help you to stay up to date with the latest research and trends in your discipline.
When you set up a search alert, the database automatically runs your search and sends you any search results added since the last time the search was run. You can set searches to run once a day, once a week, or less often.

Please check the database help section, each time you want to create an Alert within. See Examples below:

Instructions for Library Databases and Online Resources