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Search alerts for science and medicine databases

Following on from our 'Making research information come to you' session we're rounding up some guides and videos on how to set-up search alerts from various resources:

Web of Science

Written instructions for saving search history and setting up search alerts.

You can also set-up author alerts and citation alerts.

Note: Search alerts can only be set-up using the Web of Science Core Collection. They do not work is you are searching All Databases.


Written instructions for creating search, author and citation alerts in Scopus.


Written instructions on setting up search alerts in PubMed.



Written instructions for creating and saving search alerts in Ovid Medline.

Online tutorial on using AutoAlerts in Ovid Medline.

PsycINFO (via EbscoHost)

IEEE Explore

Written instructions on saving searches and creating search alerts (PDF).


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