Current Awareness Services

It is possible to monitor important journals as they are published.
Many publishers provide access to journal tables-of-contents or
alerting services. Typically, these are free services, although you
have to register first and you are limited to the titles and fields
covered by that publisher. Some of these publishers also allow you to
receive alerts based on keywords. Hundreds of publishers provide these
services in all discliplines, so check individual publisher web sites
for specific journals not covered by the services listed below.

Publishers with Alerting Services:
American Chemical Society
Scitation Alerts from AIP
American Mathematical Society
American Physical Society
BioMed Central
Cambridge University Press Journals
Highwire Press
Institute of Physics
Open Access Now
Royal Society of Chemistry
Science (Journal)
Taylor & Francis
World Scientific

  • INSPEC  Create
    up to 125 weekly Email Alerts from the Search History. A Personal Account
    is required to set up email alerts. From the
    top of any Engineering Village page, click Search History. Select the
    box next to the search you wish to set up as an alert. If you are not
    already logged into your Personal Account, you will be prompted to do
    so. If you are not registered for a Personal Account, you will be asked
    if you want to register now. (See instructions for registering for a Personal

You can also
set up Email Alerts from the Saved Searches page if you are logged into
your Personal Account.

Email alerts
can also be setup by clicking the Create email link near each search statement
in Easy, Quick, Expert or Thesaurus Search.

Up to 25
records are sent within an email alert. If more records were retrieved
from the weekly update, a hyperlink appears in the body of the email alert
linking you to Engineering Village. The full update retrieval set will
appear when you click on the link. You can also link from email alerts
to individual records by clicking an Abstract or Detailed Record hyperlink.

Tip: You can also have new citations for your Search or Document Citation Alert sent to you as an RSS feed.
Click RSS
to create an RSS feed when a document is cited by another document in
Scopus or when newly loaded documents in Scopus match a search query.

About effervescentlibrarian

UX Librarian at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
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