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MetaPress provides access to hundreds of thousands of articles from over 3,000 journals, newsletters and other professional and academic publications from nearly 60 publishers. You must register to use the Alerting service.

To register, use the link at the top of the page. You'll want to register as an individual. You will not have a Consume Token.

To create a search alert, first perform a search from the MetaPress homepage using the simple search box or the more options link for advanced search options. Ensure that your search returns fewer than 500 results. Use the Save this list button (it looks like a floppy disc) on the top right of the search results. Enter a name for your search in the Rename this item field and use the Rename button. At the bottom of this screen, look for the Register for an alert section; choose the frequency you wish to be emailed alerts and the format of the email you will receive. Then use the Register button. You can also subscribe to an RSS feed for this search.

You can create a Table of Contents alert to receive an email whenever a new issue of a journal is added to the MetaPress database. Either search for a topic as above, then click the title of the journal in the search results list, or browse journal titles using the Journals link on the MetaPress homepage. When viewing a journal's homepage, look for the Enable Table of Contents Alerting link at the top right of the page. If the journal is hosted at another publisher's site, you'll instead see a Register for TOC Alerting link that take you to the publisher's site. (See if that site is listed among our alerting pages for directions.) You can also subscribe to an RSS feed for new Table of Contents for this journal.

When you are alerted to new content, that content may not be part of our subscription with MetaPress. Search Addison for the journal title (or other content title) to see if we have access through another subscription source or request the article through interlibrary loan.

You can manage your alerts using the Alerts menu option in the left navigation bar. Using the email icon to modify the alert and the red X icon to delete it.

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.