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Librarian Resources: Alerts

Table of Contents Alerts

Emailed delivered Table of Content (TOC) alerts are a great way to keep up with the latest research, trends and opinions in your field(s) of interest.

Use this guide to help you identify the different sources of alerting, discipline-specific alerts, and the nitty-gritty mechanics of setting up TOC alerts.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your librarian liaison.

Sources of Alerting

  • Journal alerts
    If a TOC alert system is available from the specific journal's website, this is usually the most timely method for receiving alerts. Most journal websites require you to create a username & password.
  • Publisher alerts
    Similar to journal alerts, publisher alerts are generally an efficient way to receive alerts in a timely manner. Most publisher websites require you to create a username & password.
  • EBSCO's Electronic Journal Service (EJS) alerts
    Provides access to thousands of journal titles, with alerting service to a number of these titles. Easy to use. 
  • Project Muse alerts
    A great source for those looking for alerts in the humanities.
  • EBSCOhost database alerts
    Due to its broad coverage this may be a one-stop shop for some; however, not all of the journals included in EBSCOhost are fully indexed. Alerts must be renewed annually. For instructions on setting up alerts via EBSCOhost click here.
  • Scopus alerts
    Like EBSCOhost, not all of the journals in Scopus are fully indexed. Query-based alerts only. For instructions on setting up alerts via Scopus click here.

Discipline-Specific Alerts

Sometimes the best way to set up an alert for a journal is to visit the publisher website and set up an alert from there.  Click the links below to see a list of the common publishers in the various disciplines.