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Wiley InterScience offers two types of alerts: saved search alerts that send new citations that match search criteria and table of content alerts that are emailed whenever a new volume or issue is added to the Wiley database.

To create search alerts, you must first create a Profile at the Wiley site. (This profile/login can also be used to access some pay-per-view content that the Virginia Tech Libraries subsidize.) Once you have successfully created a profile and logged in, you can begin creating alerts.

To create a search alert, perform a search from Wiley's homepage. At the top of your search results, use the Save search link. Then on the Saved Searches page, use the Start Alert link.

To create a table of contents alert, search or browse for journals of interest. Once you have located the journal's homepage, use Set E-Mail Alert link to add this journal to your profile. You can also subscribe to an RSS feed for this journal.


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.