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You can create email alerts for search in any (or multiple) EBSCOhost databases.

my ebscoYou will need a My EBSCOhost account and log in to create alerts. Use the Sign In to My EBSCOhost link at the top right of any EBSCOhost database screen. If you do not already have an account, use the I'm a new user link. You will see the My EBSCOhost logo whenever you are logged in.

Perform a search across one or more databases. At the top of your search history list, use the Save Searches / Alerts link. Name and describe your search, add additional databases to your search if desired, then choose the Alert option. You will then need to select the frequency to run the search, a date limit for results, and how long the search alert should last. You have the choice among a brief or detailed listing, or to receive alerts in a format that can be imported into bibliographic manager like EndNote. Choose the remaining email options and Save your selections.


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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.