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You can receive search alerts, table of content alerts and citation alerts from journals published by Cambridge University Press. You will need to create an account before setting up alerts. On any Cambridge page, look for the Register Now in the left navigation menu to create an account.

You can manage your alerts in the My Content Alerts section of the left side navigation menu. Here you can set alert preferences, such as the format of emails and whether to include attachments.

To create a search alert, run a search from the top of any Cambridge screen. Look for the Save Search button above the search results list. On the Save search screen, name your search, decide how often to re-run the search and enter your email address.

To create table of content alerts, search or browse for journal titles. You can browse by title or subject. Once you have located a journal of interest, click through its title to view the journal's homepage. In the right side navigation menu, use the New Contents Alerts link. You can choose whether to be email immediately when new content is added to the Cambridge database, or to send summaries on a less frequent basis.

To create a citation alert (to be emailed whenever a new article cites an article of interest), search or browse for an article. On the article's Abstract or HTML page, use the Citation Alert link in the right side menu. Choose the frequency to send alerts and verify your email address. You will receive alerts whenever a new article cites this chosen article in a Cambridge publication or any other CrossRef supporting publisher. (Most sites only include citations from their own publications.)


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.