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Creating Journal Alerts

Creating an alert can save time when conducting research. Once the alert is set up, when a new article or journal related to the selected topic is generated, a notification will be sent out. E-mail alerts can go to multiple destinations, and are user customized (destination, duration and frequency).  

Creating a Journal Alert Using A-Z

If you know the title of the Journal you would like an alert for:

1. From the Sault College Library Homepage (http://www.saultcollegelibrary.ca) click the “Journals” tab and enter the journal title in the search box.

 

2. Select the proper Journal (if more than one is listed) and select a database from the “FullText Access” list. (Be sure to take note of the dates available) 

 

3. You will be brought to the individual Journal Page (within the selected database). This page will contain information about the journal, including publication information, a description of the journal, and links to all available issues.  

If the title is found in an EBSCO, Proquest or Gale database it will be possible to create an alert. (If the title is only available in Ovid you will have the option to create an RSS feed.) 

 

EBSCO:

If selecting an Ebsco database be sure to login to Ebsco in order to create an alert. Click the “Share” button, “E-mail Alert” and “Sign in”. Be sure to enter an email address you would like the alert sent to and click Save Alert. You will receive a confirmation email. 

 

Proquest:

Use the “Create alert” link. On the next screen enter the email address you would like the alert delivered to and frequency then click “Create alert”. You will receive a confirmation email.

 

Gale:

Use the “Create Journal Alert” link. On the next screen enter the email address you would like the alert delivered to, select the frequency and format and click “Submit”. 

 

4. You should receive confirmation of your newly created Journal Alert via Email. 

*If accessing remotely, you will be asked to login using your student/staff number and PIN. If you do not know your PIN, please contact the library). 

 

Creating Subject Alerts  

It is possible to run an alert for a specific subject within Ebsco, Proquest or Gale. Once you have run a search that provides relevant results within either of those databases create the alert. (If accessing remotely, you will be asked to login using your student/staff number and PIN. If you do not know your PIN, please contact the library) 

Ebsco: 

  1. Sign in to your Ebsco account

  1. Enter your search terms and click “Create Alert”
  2. On the next page enter an email and select your settings 

Proquest:

  1. Run a search and Click Save search/alert
  2. From the pull down menu select Create alert
  3. Name the alert, enter an email you would like the alert sent to and select what you would like included. 

 

Gale:

  1. Run a search and click the Search Alert link at the top of the screen.

  1. Enter an email address you would like the alert sent to, select the frequency, format and click Submit. 

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Off-Campus Access

To access the databases from off-campus:

  • Select your database
  • Login using your student number
    (Username) and PIN (Password)

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