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Alerts From Publishers

Publishers often offer alerts on their websites. Use the University Library's e-journal locator or run a google search to find the journal's website. When on a journal site look for information on setting up alerts. The process may vary from journal to journal.

For example, Harvard Business Review's website has a section titled Stay Connected to HBR which includes information on how to set up and receive alerts.

Create Journal Alerts

Many databases allow you to set up e-mail alerts that will automatically notify you via email each time a new issue of a selected journal becomes available. Here's how to do it in Business Source Complete (or any other EBSCO database):

  1. Click Sign In to log in or create your EBSCO account (it's free).

  2. Click the Publications link and browse for the desired journal.

  3. Click on the journal title to see the Journal's Publication Description.

  4. Click the Journal Alert link to view and set Email Alert options.

Check the Help link for specific instructions on setting up alerts in other databases.

Create Search Alerts

Many databases allow you to save search criteria and will send you alerts when new articles appear that match your search. Here's how you can do it in Business Source Complete (or any other EBSCO database):

  1. Login to your EBSCO account by clicking the Sign In link

  2. Execute your search

  3. From the results page, click on the Create alert for this search link

  4. A pop up window will appear with alert options

  5. Click on the Edit Alert link to enable email delivery of alerts and change preferences

Check the Help link for specific instructions on setting up alerts in other databases.