The Books in Print from Bowker database can alert you when new books matching your criteria are published. You can then search Addison to see if the book book is currently part of our collection or has been ordered. If not, you can Suggest an item for purchase online. A college librarian will receive your request for evaulation.
First, perform a title search on the GlobalBooksInPrint site (linked above), using the Quick or Advanced Search interface. Revise your search as much you need to. Once you're satisfied with your search criteria, click the "Save My Search" button found near the top center of all Search Results Pages.
This brings you to the BIP Alert sign on page.To sign on, enter your email and password, and hit the LOGIN button. If you're not yet registered, simply choose the "Click here if you do not have a BIP Alert account" link.
To create a new BIP Alert account, all you need to provide is your name and a valid email address.* Hit the SAVE button, and Books In Print will then send you an email, confirming your address and providing you with a temporary password (which you'll be able to change yourself the first time you log in).
After you've signed on, you'll be able to name your saved search, as well as choose whether or not you'd like Books In Print to provide you with email alerts.
If the answer is Yes, then you can let Books In Print know both when and how often you'd like to receive these alerts.
If the answer is No, then your search criteria will be saved, and you'll be able to run the saved search whenever you wish to by signing on to your BIP Alert account—using the link in the top menu of Global Books In Print.
You'll see a message letting you know that your search has been successfully saved. From here, you can either return to your search results or browse your list of BIP Alert saved searches. When browsing your saved searches, you have the option of viewing, deleting, renaming, or changing the settings for any of your saved searches. Search criteria themselves may only be changed by performing a new Quick or Advanced Search, then clicking the "Save My Search" button.
*Email addresses collected for this purpose are not used by Bowker/Books In Print for any
product or service announcements or promotions and are not shared with any other
departments or organizations.