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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 generate alerts. To create an account:

1. Click Register in the top right of the search screen.


2. Fill out your contact information. Click Continue.

ScienceDirect registration screen


3. Follow the directions for required email verification. Click Continue.

Web of Science  email verification screen


4. Complete the registration form. Click Submit Changes.

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 an alert in the left sidebar of the results list.

Web of Science search results screen


3. Fill out the Create alert form. Name your search. Make sure the Send me email alerts box is checked. Click Create Alert button.

Web of Science  Journal/Table of Contents Create  Alert screen



Citation Alerts in Web of Science

To create a citation alert in Web of Science, sign in to your personal account.

1. Run a search.

2. In the search results, click on title of the article that interests you.

Search results screen



3. Click Create Citation Alert on the right of the article record.

Article record screen


4. Click CREATE on the Create citation alert form

Create citation alert form

5.  You will receive a confirmation that the alert has been created; click OK


Alert confirmation screen

To modify, delete or rerun search or citation alerts:

1. Click the Alerts tab at the top of search screen.


2. Select the type of alert, search  or citation, that you wish to modify

Alert selection screen