Frequently Asked Questions
How do I set up alerts by topic or tables of contents in article databases?
Many article databases offer alerting services so that new articles about a topic, company, or product are sent on a regular basis to your email or RSS reader. They will even allow for specific publications to be monitored (e.g. Star Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Journal of Advertising, etc...)
- EBSCO and Proquest provide alert services in their article databases. See EBSCO MegaFile and Proquest Newspapers for ways to set up an alert profile.
- To set up a table of contents altert, start with the "Journals" tab to determine which database contains the journal, magazine or newspaper.
- Google Alerts is a free service that will monitor news stories from many websites.
- Factiva offers limited alert services for academic users which must be set up by one the account administrators (contact Van Houlson) at the library. Factiva alerts appear in a separate Alerts tab in the Factiva database.
For more information, use Alerts and Feeds.