Sign Up for Database Alerts

Did you know that you can set up alerts in the databases like  ProQuest, Science Direct, and Wilson Web? Alerts will let you know when new items which match your search criteria are added to these databases. Alerts can be a great way to increase the efficiency of your research process. Here are three examples.


In ProQuest

  1. Search for your favorite query or publication
  2. Click the "Set up Alert "link (available in the Basic and Advanced search results, Recent Searches, Publications and My Research)
  3. Enter your email address to receive email alerts when a new item matches your search query. No registration required!
  4. You can then access full text and abstracts from any computer with access to ProQuest®. Options include how often you wish to receive email alerts, expiration dates for the alerts and custom subject line and message.


In Science Direct

  1. Register and/or Login to Science Direct (This is a separate login that you create, not your UNI,which allows you to use advanced features.)
  2. Go to the "Alerts" tab to create an alert
    1. Define and run a search
    2. Save the search as a "Search Alert" 
  3. Adjust your "My Settings" features to further customize your alerts.
  4. Science Direct allows you to:
    1. Save searches
    2. Create Search Alerts, Volume/Issue Alerts and Citation Alerts
    3. Create a Favorite Journal and Book List which you can browse and search
    4. Automatically login and export citations to RefWorks


In Wilson Web Databases (Wilson Art Fulltext, Wilson Business Fulltext, Wilson Omnifile Fulltext Mega Edition)

  1. Enter your desired query is the search box
  2. Click "Create Alert" link above Search Results
  3. Enter your email address to receive email alerts, or choose to receive alerts as an RSS feed.


To learn about more database features, ask a librarian!