More Fun with Feeds


In our last post we showed you how to use the FindArticles search engine to add searches to your aggregator. Now we are going to tell you about a similar tool, called “search alerts.”

With search alerts you can receive continuous updates on your area of research via e-mail or RSS feeds from databases to which the library subscribes. It works on the same principle as FindArticles, except that you do your searching in one of our online article databases. Search results are sent to you when a database is updated.

The following database providers offer search alerts:

EBSCO Alerts (e-mail alerts and RSS feeds; registration required)
OVID AutoAlerts (e-mail alerts; registration required)
ProQuest Search Alerts (e-mail alerts)
WilsonWeb SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information) ( e-mail alerts)
Specific database titles are listed under Article Databases A-Z and the database providers are indicated in [square brackets].

For information about other Current Awareness Tools visit the Current Awareness Tools page on our website.


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