Staying current with your research
Alerts helps you stay up-to-date with current research relevant to your topic. You can set them to notify you by e-mail or RSS feed when new articles are added matching the key terms you have specified.
The library subscribes to PressReader, a popular e-magazines and newspapers browser. Create alerts on the topics you want to follow and read new items directly in PressReader or receive an email alert.
- Go to PressReader and create your personal account
- In My Topics, create your own topic (you can create as many as you want)
- To set up email alerts, click on your name in the top right corner. Select Manage and Notifications. Ensure that the Service Alerts checkbox is marked.
Journal and article alerts - search alerts
A database alerting service can help you save a search for later reuse. The alert automatically searches the database for the latest records matching your saved searches. The database then sends you updated results for the search by e-mail or RSS feed.
Alerts are usually set up from a database Search History or equivalent after the user has signed in using their profile/account details.
Steps to get started with search alerts:
- Conduct a search in EBSCO EDS using relevant search term/s and limits
- Save the search as an alert. You will be prompted to sign-in or register
- Name the alert and select alert option (e.g. email alert)
- Choose alert notification frequency (e.g. receive weekly or monthly alerts)
Journal and article alerts - citation alerts
A citation alert notifies you by email whenever a publication (e.g. journal article) you have chosen has been cited by a new publication that has been added to the database.
Although different databases will have different procedures for setting search alerts, the general principles are same. You must:
- Locate the record of the article you want to add as a citation alert
- Create Citation Alert for the specified article
You can choose to receive an alert listing the table of contents each time a new issue of a journal is published. You can subscribe directly from some journal websites, from a database like EBSCO EDS, or you may choose to use an alerting service such as JournalTOCs.
Journal and article alerts - Table of Contents alerts (TOC)
Journal and article alerts - ISU Library ASAP
ASAP (Alert Service for Academic Publications) is a curated alert service proposed by the Library to keep you informed of recently published academic and scientific literature about subjects relevant to the University's curriculum. This service is publicly available. You will receive an email notification every 2-3 weeks
Books and ISU Library new materials
You have a favorite author and you want to be notified whenever ISU Library gets a book written by him or her, you're doing a long-term project on a topic and you want to be notified when ISU Library gets any new book on that topic; you may want to set up a custom search alert from Library Catalogue.
- Login to MyLibrary account
- Click on My alerts to create or manage your alerts
External readers may subscribe to our RSS feed for new acquisitions.
Books and publishersGlobal Books In Print (GBIP), the world's largest, unbiased and web-based bibliographic resource, can help identify books in a subject, published recently whic could be worthwhile reading.
- Search Books In Print
- Click on RSS feeds to receive new items related to your search query.
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