Many databases and journals use e-mail alerts to inform users of new content. With most all alerting services, it is necessary to set up a personal account. There are a number of different types of alerts you can create in order to stay informed:
Connect to Web of Science
If a record does not have a Create Citation Alert button, it does not contain sufficient information for the alerting system to connect it to references cited by other articles.
Connect to Scopus
Connect to Google Scholar
To create an alert for articles citing a particular paper:
JournalTOCs provides access to the Tables Of Contents (TOCs) of the current issues of over 30,000 journals that produce TOC RSS feeds. An individual who registers for the free option of this service can
Users can search for journals by title or ISSN, or keywords in journal article titles. Journals TOCs can be browsed by publisher or subject.
To follow a journal, from the search and browse results, click on the box next to the journal title. Click Search to return to the main page and see a list of the journals you are following
When viewing alerts off-campus, consider using the Penn EZproxy browser bookmarklet for easy access to Penn subscriptions:
For most all sites, it is necessary to first set up an individual account.
Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries.
After you enter a search, on the results page click on the option on the left. Complete form
and click Create Alert.