Be alert: creating and saving alerts #otagolib

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When you are conducting research over an extended period of time it can be helpful to set up workflows to ensure you are being as systematic in your searching as possible, and that your searches remain up to date.

One way you can do this is to utilise the alerting functions in our databases. They all look slightly different but provide the same service. Once you have registered with the database, run your search, save it, and then set up an alert. This can either be an email alert, or in some cases, an RSS feed.

Elsevier has recently released updated instructions for creating email alerts in Science Direct. It’s possible to set up multiple alerts and you have control over how frequently you receive them.

If you’re interested in finding out more about setting up email alerts or RSS feeds from our databases, contact your Subject Librarian.



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