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Current Awareness & Alerting Services: Search History Alerts

Current awareness services, also known as alerting services, are services that alert researchers when new articles are published.

Search History Alerts

The following databases allow you to save a search and receive updates about new content on your topic periodically. Typically, these searches are saved on the publisher's server, so you can access and modify these saved searches at any computer.


ABC-CLIO - step-by-step instructions

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) - select Search Tools, then Alerts for instructions

EBSCOhost - step-by-step instructions

ISI Web of Knowledge - see Personal Profile for instructions

PubMed - see My NCBI to register for an account and to save searches

OVID - see Save Search History for instructions

WilsonWeb - Provides access to the databases Biography Reference Bank, Art Index Retrospective, Essay and General Literature, and Readers' Guide Retrospective. See Create Alerts and the Help manual for instructions.


Browse the help and what's new sections in other databases to see if they offer similar services.

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