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Physical Therapy: General Research Guide: Database Alerts and Journal TOCs

Research resources for physical therapy.

Database Alerts

PubMed

PubMed has two ways to receive notices about new publications of interest: RSS feed or an email from a saved search in My NCBI.

RSS Feeds for Microsoft Outlook

  1. Run your search, including any limits you want to set.
  2. Click the “RSS” button.
  3. Name the Feed and click the “Create RSS” button.
  4. Click the orange “XML” link and say Yes when asked if you want to add the RSS Feed to Microsoft Outlook. 

Email Alerts

  1. Run your search, including any limits you want to set.
  2. Click “Save Search”.
  3. Sign into My NCBI. (Register for an account if you don’t have one.)
  4. Name your search, and elect to receive email updates.  Set the frequency and format you would like to receive.
  5. If you need to change your alert settings, click “My NCBI”, then “Managed My Saved Searches” to make changes.

 

Web of Science (Includes Biological Abstracts, Science Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation, and more)

Search Alerts

  1. Run your search in Web of Science.
  2. Click "Create Alert".
  3. Sign into Web of Science. (Register for an account if you don’t have one.)
  4. Name your search, select an email format and frequency, then click Save.
  5. Click "My Tools" on top of the page to make changes.

Citation Alerts

  1. Run your search.
  2. Access the full record of the article of interest by clicking the title of the article.
  3. Click Create Citation Alert.
  4. Now, you will automatically receive an e-mail alert every time the article is cited.
  5. Click "My Tools" on top of the page to make changes.

Journal Table of Contents Alerts

JournalTOCs (Table of Contents) Service

JournalTOCs (http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk) is a free service that makes it easy to find, display and store Tables of Contents from scholarly journals in all disciplines from over a thousand publishers.  You can also import them into your Google Feed Reader or Microsoft Outlook RSS Feed Reader (instructions below).

First, find the journal(s) you want to subscribe to and click on the title.

 

Then decide if you want to view the TOCs on the JournalTOCs website or through a Feed Reader.

Pick a Feed Reader...

 

 

Or create an account and see your journals and saved searches on the JournalTOCs website.  Set up an email notification to tell you of new TOCs on the website.