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Creating Database Search Alerts: ProQuest

keep updated on recently published research by creating alerts within popular databases.

Creating Alerts in ProQuest:

  1. Enter your search into the search box
  2. On the results page, click on the link "Set Up Alert" (with a yellow envelope icon)
  3. Set alert paramenters -- schedule (daily, weekly, monthly, every three months), stop date, email address, subject and message.
  4. you must confirm alert by clicking on link in confirmation email
  5. To cancel alerts, use link within alert email.

To set-up an RSS Feed for your search, click on the "Create RSS Feed" link on the search result page.  Copy the RSS feed address and enter the address into your RSS Reader of choice.

To set-up an alert searching across multiple Proquest databases, select all relevant databases and then perform search.  Set up alert using above steps.

RSS Feeds for Specific Journals

ProQuest offers RSS feeds for a specific journals entire contents.  Using ProQuest Research Library:

  1. Click on Publications at the top of the page
  2. Using the publication search or alphabetical title browse, locate the journals you are interested in following.
  3. If the journal name is followed by a "Create RSS Feed" icon, an RSS Feed is available for the journal.
  4. Click on the icon and copy the feed address into your RSS Reader of choice.

Another method for creating an alert:

  1. Click on Publications at the top of the page
  2. Using the publication search or alphabetical title browse, locate the journals you are interested in following.
  3. Click on the link for the specific journal, to access the holdings page for that journal
  4. Click on "Set Up Alert"
  5. Set alert parameters -- alerts for citation and/or full-text, alert duration, email address, and subject
  6. Click Save