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Keeping Current: Physics: Citation Alerts

Current awareness resources for Physics including TOC, subject alerts, citation alerts, social networks, new books, and news items.

Web of Science

Create an alert for an individual paper:

  1. You will need to create a login for Web of Science.
  2. View the full article record. In the right-hand side of the display is a blue box. Select "Create Citation Alert"
  3. Citation alerts can be delivered as an email, or RSS feed. You can change your settings in My Citation Alerts, found in the upper right-hand corner.


Create an alert for a cited reference search (multiple papers)

  1. You will need to create a login for Web of Science.
  2. Make sure you searching in Web of Science (Web of Knowledge does not offer this feature)
  3. Select the sub-menu, Cited Reference Search
  4. Enter your search criteria. You'll retrieve a list of articles by the author specified. Select the articles you'd like to track (you can also Select All)
  5. Click Finish Search
  6. To save this search and recieve future updates (email or RSS), go to the submenu Search History
  7. Select the checkbox of your search and click Save History/Create Alert
  8. Name your search and choose your email delivery preferences (weekly, monthly, format, etc). Select Done
  9. To edit your search alerts in the future, or view the RSS feed, go to My Saved Searches in the upper right-hand corner.

Physics & Astronomy Librarian

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Leah McEwen
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Ithaca, NY 14853-2501