What Are Alerts?
Many of the EMU library's research databases and journal vendors support features that help keep you up-to-date on new material published related to your research area(s) of interest. To use these features, you create a no-cost personal account with each of the databases/vendors. Not all our databases/journal vendors support all the features below.
- Search Alerts:
Develop a search in a database that displays results of interest to you and then automatically receive alerts (by email or rss feeds) containing new, relevant items that match your original search criteria when the database is updated
- Publication / Table of Contents (TOC) Alerts:
As soon as new issues of journals are published/indexed automatically receive the table of contents or a list of articles in the issue via email or rss feed
NOTE: If this feature is not available from a database/vendor, but Search Alerts are available, you can create a search where you put the journal name of interest in the publication title/source field, and then create an alert for that search
JournalTOCs is a free service that can alert you (via RSS feed or email) when a new issue of any of 22,000 journals that you choose to follow is published.
- Saved Searches:
Create a database search that displays results of potential interest and then save the search so that you can run it quickly whenever you want without having to type all the original search terms
- Citation Alerts:
Select specific articles that interest you in a database/journal vendor collection and then automatically receive notice when those articles are cited by new articles that are tracked by the database/vendor
Access Databases from Home
1. Use database links on EMU library web site or guides.
2. Enter my.Emich login and password.
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Or, call the
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Use MeL Databases
These databases can be used by Michigan residents.