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Communication Studies *: Proquest

Research Guide for Communication Studies

Proquest

Alerts

ProQuest lets you create alerts to notify you of new information:

Search Alert

Once you have set up a search alert, you will receive an email that will include a results list similar in layout to the standard ProQuest search results page, including links to the pertinent information. This email can include up to 50 results. At the bottom of the page, you will see a view all search results link. Click this link to rerun the search, showing both the newly published information and all previous information.

Near the top of the email you will see a Delete this alert link. Click this link to delete the alert, so you no longer receive updated results.

Create a Search Alert

Follow these steps to create a new search alert:

  1. Run the desired search from either the Basic or the Advanced page.
  2. On the Results page, click Set Up Alert.
    You will see the Set up Your Search Alert page.
  3. Complete the required information and click Save.
  4. You will see a confirmation page, summarizing your information. If the information is correct, click Done. Otherwise, you can click Delete this Alert to delete the alert.

Search Alerts on Recent Searches

Follow these steps to create an alert on a recent search:

  1. From the Basic or Advanced page, click the # Recent Searches link . Or, from the Results page, click the # Recent Searches link located near the bottom of the page in the grey Tools bar.
    You will see the Recent Searches page.
  2. Locate the desired search, and click the Set up Alert link next to the search.
    You will see the Set up Your Search Alert page.
  3. Complete the required information and click Save.
  4. You will see a confirmation page, summarizing your information. If the information is correct, click Done. Otherwise, you can click Delete this Alert to delete the alert.

Publication Alerts

Once you have set up a publication alert, you will receive an email that will include a results list similar in layout to the standard ProQuest search results page, including links to the pertinent information. At the bottom of the page you may see a View more results for this alert at ProQuest link. Click this link to view the next page of search results.

At the bottom of the page you may see navigation links. Click these links to view additional pages of search results.

Near the top of the email you will see a Delete this alert link. Click this link to delete the alert, so you no longer receive updated results.

Create a Publication Alert

Follow these steps to create a new publication alert:

  1. Locate the desired publication using Publication search.
  2. From the Publication page, click the Set up Alert link.
    You will see the Set up Your Publication Alert page.
  3. Complete the required information and click Save.
  4. You will see a confirmation page, summarizing your information. If the information is correct, click Done. Otherwise, you can click Delete this Alert to delete the alert.

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