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Alert services


Most databases provide free alert services to keep you up to date of new publications in your field of interest.

RSS alert

Many databases offer RSS feeds to keep up to date. Just click the RSS button and paste the URL in your RSS reader.

Email alert

To make an email alert, you generally have to do the following:

  • Register with the database
  • Save a search query as an alert
  • Indicate the frequency of the alert and the form it should take

Alerts in CataloguePlus

After performing a search in CataloguePlus, you can automatically receive newly added titles via email or RSS.

To create an alert in CataloguePlus you must be logged in.

Save your search with the Save query button (bottom left). A new screen opens.

To create an email alert, click Save & Alert. Your email address is entered automatically. Save your settings by clicking Save.

To create an RSS alert, click Save. Open the tab Queries in My Account. At the relevant query click Subscribe with the right mouse button, copy the link and paste it into your RSS reader.

Database alert services

When logged in, you can save successful searches in a personal profile. The search will then be performed at regular intervals in the database and you will automatically receive messages of newly added information, either in your email inbox or in an RSS reader, often including abstracts and links to full-text articles.
It is possible to have more than one profile in a single database.
The service is usually called Alert or SDI. See the Help of the individual database for information on their alert service.