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Web of Science from Thompson Reuters

Web of Science from Thompson Reuters databases allow creating saved search alerts (emails new citations that match your search criteria) and citation alerts (emails new article citations that include references to a chosen article).

You will need to create and login to an account to create alerts. Use the Sign In link at the top of any Web of Science page. If you do not already have an account, use the Registerlink.

To create a saved search alert, perform a search across one or more ISI databases. Use the Search History link at the top of the screen to view your previous searches. Combine or delete previous searches until only the ones you wish to be alerted about are listed, then use the Save History / Create Alert button. Name and describe your search, check the Send Me E-mail Alerts box, verify your email address, choose what data you want included in the alert, the format of the email, an d the frequency the search should run.

To create a citation alert, locate an article of interest from your search results list. Click through the title to see the article's full record. Look for the Create Citation Alert button on the right of the screen. The alert will expire in one year.

After you have received an alert...

Once you are 'alerted' to the existence of a journal issue or article, search the Journal Title Database to see if the journal issue is available online or physically in the library. For journal articles not owned locally or available electronically, submit a request through ILLiad.