Alerting services from journal publishers and other databases can help you to monitor recent publishing related your research interests.
Results from an alert may be sent to you via email, RSS, or retrieved through a personal account that you set up.
Database alerts are more comprehensive than those from publishers because databases typically include journals from many publishers. However, the alerting service of a publisher may be the most efficient way to identify new content in a specific journal or set of journals of interest to you. There will be a time lag between publication of an article and its inclusion in a database, with the result that a publisher's alert is often released earlier than a database alert.
The steps below are typical but may vary depending on the database/publisher.
Alerting services for content that you access through VIU Library should be free, and can be revised or cancelled as you wish.
If you would like help setting up an alert, please contact a Librarian.
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