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Alerts: Search, Table of Contents, & Citation Alerts: ProQuest Databases

Use this guide to create auto alerts for your research.

ProQuest "My Research" Accounts

You do not need to create a ProQuest My Research personal account to create search alerts, but it is recommended that you create one. This account will work for all ProQuest databases.

Click here to see the benefits of creating a My Research account in ProQuest.

1. From any page in the database, click Sign in to My Research in the top right of the screen.

ProQuest main page

2. From the log-in screen, click Create a My Research account.

ProQuest create account link

3. Fill out the information on the "Create a My Research account" screen and click Create account.

ProQuest create account pop-up

Note: You can also connect your My Research account directly to your RefWorks account from this page.

Click here for more information about creating a My Research Account.

ProQuest Search Alerts

To set up a search alert in a ProQuest database, it is recommended that you log into your My Research account. Next:

1. Click Create alert next to the search for which you'd like to receive alerts.

proquest create alert link

2. If you already have a My Research account, your email address has been filled in. If not, type your email address and select your desired settings. Then scroll down and click Create alert.

Proquest create alert screen

Click here for more information about search alerts in ProQuest.

ProQuest Journal/Table of Contents Alerts

It is recommended that you create a My Research account before setting up a publication alert in a ProQuest database. Next:

1. Click on the Publications link at the top of any page in the database and search for a publication.

2. Click the name of the publication on the results list.

ProQuest publication search screen

3. On the Publication Information screen, click Set up alert.

proquest publication alert screen

4. Fill out your notification preferences and click Create alert.

proquest publication alert screen

Click here and scroll down to "Publication alerts" for more information.

RSS Alerts in ProQuest

You need to be logged into your My Research account to create an RSS feed alert in ProQuest databases.

Publication Alert RSS Feeds in ProQuest

To set up an RSS feed for a journal/table of contents alert in a ProQuest database, follow the steps above to locate the publication. Next:

1. Click Create RSS feed.

Proquest RSS feed alert

2. Copy and paste the feed link into your feed reader.

proquest RSS publication alert feed link

Search Alert RSS Feeds in ProQuest

1. After you conduct your search, click Create RSS feed toward the top right of the results list.

ProQuest RSS search alert link

2. Set your preferences and click Create feed on the next screen.

Proquest RSS search alert feed screen

3. Copy and paste the feed link into your feed reader.

Proquest RSS search alert feed link

Click here for more information about RSS feeds in ProQuest.