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Keeping Up With Biomedical Research

Customized Email Alerts

Email alerts allow you to get updated when new articles of interest are added to a database.

Your search can be for a topic, author or a journal title. 


PubMed Email alerts

1. Click the “Login” link in the upper right corner of PubMed. Create a NCBI account if you don't have one yet.
2. Perform your search. Search like you normally would in PubMed.
3. Click “Create Alert” 

4.  Name your search, set up alert frequency and click “Save”

5.  Keep an eye on your e-mail inbox for your first alert! If you don’t see an e-mail alert when you expect one, check 
your spam filters. 

Ovid Medline Email Alerts

1. Sign in at "My Account" or register for an account.

2. Perform a search.

3. Click "Search History".

4. Click on the box next to the search you want.

5. Click "Save".

6. Drop down under "Type" and select the"Auto Alert" option

7. Fill out the form including search name and frequency. Click save.


CINAHL Email Alerts

1. Click Sign In at the top of the page. Sign in if you already have an account or create an account.  You will be returned to the Search page.

2. Conduct a search.

3. Click Search History below where you conducted the search. Click Save Searches/Alerts. 

4. Name your search and select alert. Click Save once you have completed making selections.









5. To access your saved searches in future, go to the Search History page, and click Retrieve Searches. Alert can either be rerun, edited, or deleted.

Web of Science Email Alert

1. Sign in or register for a Web of Science account.

2 Perform your search.

3. Click on Create Alert on the left of the page. 

4. Fill out the form including search name and frequency. Click save.


Google Scholar Email Alert

1. Perform your search.

2. Click on "Create alert" on the left of the screen. Set your preferences for email address, search terms and number of results.