How do you keep up with newly published articles?
Alerts via e-mail or via RSS feeds are an easy way to keep up with recent articles in your fields of interest. After compiling your personal subject profile, you are alerted regularly on new publications about these subjects. What kind of alert service is provided, and how often you receive e-mail alerts, may vary from database to database. Alert services are provided in the following different forms:
Web of Science, Scopus and ScienceDirect can alert you via e-mail when an article is added to the database citing a document of your selection, for example an article of which you are the author.
See each of these databases to find out more about this option.
1. Acquisitions list
Books recently added to the Library collection are included in the Acquisitions list. The list is divided into subject areas. Search results may be filtered for printed books or e-books. Titles remain on the list for 7 months.
This form of alerting is offered to everybody. Users must however activate the acquisitions list themselves. The list may also be viewed on the catalogue starting screen.
2. Automatic e-mail alerts based on search query
For this type of alerts, a staff or student identity number or library user number, as well as a pin code are required. Your e-mail address must also be registered at the Library.
If after a successful search in the catalogue you wish to remain informed about new Library acquisitions which meet your query, you may set up an automatic alert via the alert button in the left of the catalogue menu screen.
You will then be notified by e-mail each time one or several publications meeting your query are added to the collection.
Alerts on tables of contents of new journal issues, or on articles matching a previously compiled query, may also be received via RSS feed. The icon indicates this option on the ScienceDirect website.
RSS FeedReader required.
Weekly or monthly, based for example on a selection from journals published by Emerald or Springer. For an overview of options go to Full-text Journals at TU/e Library, arranged by publisher.
The type of alert service differs for each publisher. For detailed information on how to start up an alert service and compile a search profile, click thesymbol on the page describing the publisher's database.