Having trouble juggling information and keeping up-to-date? Alerts can help!
Alerts refer to notifications when something of interest to you has been published or added to a database or website. These can be on specific topics or from specific journals.
How to get alerts:
Contact a Subject Librarian for more information and assistance setting up alerts.
Database Alerts Database alerts can cover thousands of journals while publisher alerts are usually limited to a significantly fewer number of journals.
Publisher Alerts Publisher alerts are usually faster than database alerts! Publisher websites are the first place information is made available.
Other Alerts Depending on the resource, news updates are usually available via RSS feed, blog, email alerts, twitter, and/or Facebook. Almost all major newspapers and television networks offer news updates. Locate their website and look for information on alerts or RSS.
RSS feeds allow you to keep up-to-date on your favorite websites or journals by subscribing to their feeds. New information added to those sites can be easily browsed by visiting a single web page, called a news reader.
2 ways to locate other database or journal alert services:
Alert tutorials for UT's most popular databases: