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Web of Science from Thomson Reuters

Web of Science: Citation Databases from Thomson 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 Web of Science 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...

You can encounter two issues in received alerts:

Inability to access the item off campus

Now that VPN access to library resources has ended, the only way to access these outside the campus network is through Off Campus Sign In. Typically the links provided in alerts do not go through this proxy, but you can fix these links. Install the LibX browser extension, then either right-click the link in your browser and choose to follow the link via Off Campus Sign In, or go to the link, then right-click the page and reload it through Off Campus Sign In.

Inability to access the item through the publisher's site

You may be alerted to a new publication through a publisher's site, but we have access through a different source. If you cannot access the item even using Off Campus Sign In, search the Journal Title Database to see if the journal issue is available through a different provider. For journal articles not available locally, submit a request through ILLiad.