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How to use EBSCO, Gale and Google tools to receive journal, author and/or news alerts on topics of your choice.

Create Google Alerts

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How to use Google tools to create alerts for Google Web search, Google Scholar or Google News. Results can be emailed are or in the case of News you can choose to create an RSS feed to add to a feed reader.

Get Google Search Alerts

Google Alerts are emails automatically sent to you when there are new Google results for your search terms.

Create a Google Alert
Go to the Google Alerts home page:

  1. Enter your search. Click on Show Options. Select Sources (News, Blogs, Video, Discussions, Web).
  2. Select how often you'd like results to be checked, the number of results to be included and any other options you'd like.
  3. Enter your email address.
  4. When done, click the 'Create Alert' button.
  5. Google will send you a confirmation email; clicking the link in this email will activate your Alert.

Get Google News Alerts

You can create Google news alerts to get automatic updates on your news topic. Here's how:

  1. Go to Google News. Do a search for your topic.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of your search results page.
  3. Click on "Create an email alert for "your topic".
  4. Select the desired options on the form.
  5. Enter your email address, and click "Create alert".
  6. Google will periodically email you newly published papers that match your search criteria.

Get Google Scholar Alerts

You can create a search alert with Google Scholar to get automatic updates on your research topic. Here's how:

  1. Go to Google Scholar.
  2. Search for your topic.
  3. Click the envelope icon in the sidebar of the search results page.
  4. Enter your email address, and click "Create alert".
  5. Google will periodically email you newly published papers that match your search criteria.

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