In general, "alert services" refer to features included with scholarly databases or made available by journal publishers that allow you to be notified by email or text message when something of interest to you has been added to a database or published in a journal. Alert services can be set up to notify you about newly published resources on a specific topic or when new articles are published in a journal.
USC Libraries subscribe to a number of databases that make electronic alert services available to users. Three different types of alert services are:
While conducting a literature review, content alert services can be especially useful because:
Multidisciplinary alert services that notify you when a new issue of a journal is published.
Procedures for setting up alert services from indexes and databases available from the USC Libraries.
Descriptions of resources are adapted or quoted from vendor websites.