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Alerts: Search, Table of Contents, & Citation Alerts: Web of Science Databases

Use this guide to create auto alerts for your research.

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Note: Journal/Table of Contents alerts are not currently available in Web of Science through LNDL.

Web of Science Databases

LNDL's Web of Science databases:

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded

Personal Accounts in Web of Science

You will need to create a personal account in Web of Science to create alerts. To create an account:

1. Click Sign In in the top right of the screen and select Register.

Web of Science register link

2. Fill out your contact information and click Continue.

Web of science registration screen

Search Alerts in Web of Science

To create a search alert in Web of Science, sign in to your personal account. Next:

1. Conduct your search.

2. Click Create Alert in the left sidebar next to the results list.

web of science create alert link

3. Name your search and make sure the Email Alerts box is checked. Then click Save.

web of science search alert preferences

Citation Alerts in Web of Science

To create a citation alert in a Web of Science database:


1. Click on the title of the article that interests you in the results list.

2. Click Create Citation Alert in the right sidebar.

web of science create citation alert link

3. Set your alert preferences and click Create Citation Alert.

web of science citation alert confirmation

RSS Alerts in Web of Science

Click here for more information about RSS and feed readers.

To create an RSS feed of a search in Web of Science:

1. When you set up an alert, an RSS feed for that search will be created as soon as you save the alert settings.

RSS alerts link in Web of Science

2. Click RSS feed to get the URL.

3. Select your feed reader and click Subscribe Now.