Most publisher/journal web sites allow users to set up table of contents (TOC) email alerts. This process may vary from site to site.
To set up an alert:
You may either set up a journal alert to be notified when new issues of a particular journal are published, or you may set up a search alert from a search screen. See the links below to learn more about how to set up these types of alerts.
1. Along top menu bar, select "Publications"
2. Search by title or topic
3. Locate desired title, click on orange RSS icon
4. For email alerts, input your email and save or copy RSS link to a RSS feed reader of your choice.
1. On the search results page open "Share" menu
2. Create email alert or subscribe to RSS feed alerts
Nature Publishing Group
NPG publishes numerous scientific and medical journals, including the British Dental Journal and its associated titles.
The instructions for setting up these alerts can be found on the following page:
You may create and schedule alerts to deliver new documents matching your search as they become available in ProQuest. Note: Content from the ebrary e-books database will not be included in alert emails or RSS delivery at this time.
You will need to create a ProQuest My Research account to modify, delete, or view all of your alerts. Detailed instructions for each type of ProQuest alert appear below.
After you run a search, you can save it to your My Research account. Your saved searches are listed on the Searches tab in My Research. Your searches are listed in descending order, meaning your most recent saved search is at the top and your oldest saved search at the bottom.
To save a search to My Research:
ProQuest Publication alerts
Provides a way for you to find specific publications, such as newspapers or magazines, and browse individual issues. When you browse or search for a publication, and it’s available, you can click the publication title to display a page that provides details about that publication.
Click the Create alert link to define your publication alert details. After responding to an email from ProQuest to confirm the email address you provided, your alert is activated.
For more information on creating and managing your My Research account saved searches and alerts, see the link below.
Saved searches are delivered automatically whenever new articles that match your specific search criteria are available. If you add annotations to your search history, they are saved too.
Once you access Ovid, choose the database you want and create a search to be used as an AutoAlert. Next, click the Save All button, selecting the lines that you wish to include in your search strategy.
At this point, you are prompted to login to your Personal Account. You will need to create one if you don't already have one. After completing the Personal User Account setup, you'll see the following page. Name your search and customize your Alert by selecting scheduling options, delivery options, email address and subject, email options and report type.
Under report type, the third choice, Email includes records only, is what a typical AutoAlert contains (just the records). However, the additional choices include sending you a link to your search history in Ovid, along with your records. The second choice Email includes records, a Results Display Link, and a link to each record's Full text or Complete Reference Display is the choice that gives you everything.
Once you have entered the information to create your AutoAlert, Ovid returns to the main search page. If you click on the View Saved button, you can view the AutoAlert that you just created.
Click on the box next to the name of the AutoAlert to select it and you can then run (or delete, copy, rename, display, edit, or email a jumpstart for) it.
If you run the AutoAlert, you immediately receive an email with the results. Check it to ensure that the AutoAlert format meets your needs.
When you create a new AutoAlert, you receive your first results the next time the database is updated, and with every subsequent database update.
You can also setup eTOC alerts in Ovid. Electronic Tables of Contents (eTOC) track changes in a specific journal’s table of contents.
You can also set up an eTOC by clicking the eTOC Image button found in the journals table of contents display.
If you have any questions or problems please contact Technical Support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oxford University Press platform allows you to set up a number of types of email alerts, including new issue, advance article, and save searches alerts.
The instructions for setting up each of these can be found on the following page:
You must create an individual account in order to setup SAGE alerts, save searches and save journals. Once you have signed in, click on the My Profile tab and then View My Account, as shown below.
The following types of Email Alerts are available for most SAGE journals:
You must create an individual account in order setup ScienceDirect alerts. To do so, click the link to Sign In at the top of the screen, and then click Not Registered? to create your account. Once you have signed in, click the plus sign (+) next to your name and then Manage my alerts, as shown below.
A description of the various types of ScienceDirect alerts also appears below.
For further information on ScienceDirect alerts, including a tutorial video, please see links below.
SpringerLink allows you subscribe to search results via RSS feed. To do so, simply click on the RSS icon on the search results screen, as shown below.
You may also set up Table of Contents alerts for specific Springer journals. To do so, locate the journal that you are interested in and then click on the links in the right column to Sign up for alerts, as shown below.
Enter your email on the following page to subscribe to alerts for the selected journal, you will receive them as new issues become available on SpringerLink.
Taylor & Francis Online
You must create an individual account in order to setup Taylor & Francis journal alerts. To do so, click the Login link at the top of the screen and then the Sign Up link on the proceeding page. Fill out the information requested. A confirmation email will be sent to the address you have provided. You must respond to the confirmation email to activate your account.
New Content (TOC) Alerts
Web of Knowledge / Web of Science
You must create a personal account in order to create alerts for Web of Knowledge. To register, click Sign In in the upper right hand corner of the screen, and then select Register. Fill out the information requested to create your account. Once you have logged into your account, you will be able to set Citation Alerts and Saved Searches.
This feature allows you to receive an e-mail alert when articles you select are cited. Alternately, you can use this feature to keep a list of your favorite articles. To add an article to this list (and receive an e-mail each time it is cited), follow the instructions below.
This feature allows you to receive email alerts or RSS feeds of the latest documents which result from running your search query. You may create as many alerts as you need. Follow the instructions below for creating alerts for Saved Searches.
Wiley Online Library
You must create a personal account in order to create alerts for Wiley Online To register, click Log in/Register in the upper right hand corner of the screen, and then select Register. Fill out the information requested and click Submit registration. Once you have logged into your account, you will be able to set email alerts for new content and saved searches. To manage existing Wiley alerts, click on My Profile at the top of the screen, and then select Alert Manager. To set alerts follow the instructions below.
You can sign up to receive an e-mail alert containing the table of contents for any Wiley Online Library journals. Simply find publications of interest using Publications or Browse by Subject and choose Get New Content Alert from the Journal Tools menu, as shown below. For journals publishing Accepted and Early View articles, these will be included in your e-mail alerts.
You can be notified by e-mail when new papers are published that match your search criteria. Simply conduct a search and choose Save Search on the Search Results page, as shown below.
Issuu is a leading free digital publishing platform that hosts a variety of publications related to dentistry, including the Journal of the California Dental Association and others put out by state dental associations. A number of USC and Ostrow-related publications can also be found.
Accessing this content on Issuu is free of charge. Creating a free user account allows you to save a list of desired publications and follow your favorite content publishers. Push notifications can be set up by downloading the free iOS/Android application, more information can be found at the proceeding link:
The following links go directly to the CDA, Ostrow, and USC accounts on Issuu: