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BIOL 696

Library research tips for biology masters students.

Keep Current with Literature and New Information in Your Field 

Set-up alerts through databases, publishers, or websites, follow the news, read blogs and more. 

About Alerts

Many databases and journals use email alerts and RSS feeds to inform users of new content. Most alerting services require you to set up a personal account. There are a number of different types of alerts you can create in order to stay informed. Click on the alert type for examples and to learn how.

Search Alerts - run a search within a database, search engine such as Google, or website, save the search, or create search alert to receive email notifications when new items matching your saved search are added to that resource.  Search alerts do not save records; only the search statement. 

Citation Alerts - Receive notifications when a specific journal article is cited.

New Book / Journal Issue Alerts -  Many publishers, book sellers, and ebook aggregator sites offer alert options.

Table of Contents Alerts - Receive notifications when a new issue of a specific journal has been published.

RSS Feeds - Allow you to create alerts to journals or websites on your topic