This guide presents information about search alerts and step-by-step instructions for creating alerts in various databases.
Most of the resources referenced in this guide are subscription databases and may only be accessed by current students, faculty, and staff of Loyola University Maryland or Notre Dame of Maryland University.
If you'd like to receive email alerts when a new issue of a specific journal is published, search the journals list on the library's website to see which database to go to.
If your database isn't listed on this guide, that database might not offer alerts. Ask us to be sure!
Please contact us if you have problems or questions.
Search alerts, or current awareness tools, are a great way to keep up with scholarly publications or research topics. There are three main types of alerts, which are described below:
Note: You can receive email alerts for new issues of journals to which we don't have current access, but you won't be able to get the full text of the articles. You can also set up TOC alerts through some journals' websites, but you won't necessarily have access to the full text of the articles.