Services for Faculty: EBSCO

EBSCO Databases Alerts

To save a search as an alert from the Share link:

  1. Run a search and view your search results.
  2. Click the Share link and select E-mail Alertfrom the menu.
  3. If you have not done so already, click the Sign in link in the alert window to sign into your My EBSCOhost folder.
  4. Set your alert parameters and click Save Alert.

Note: When you create a Search Alert, the sort selection of the result list is honored for your alert. In the E-mail area of the window:

  1. Subject - enter a brief explanation that will appear in the subject line of the Alert e-mail.
  2. E-mail from - Defaults to: EPAlerts@EPNET.COM. You can enter a different "From" e-mail address if desired.
  3. E-mail to - Enter your E-mail Address. Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a semicolon
  4. Hide addresses from recipients - If you select this option, the e-mail addresses you enter will be placed into the BCC (Blind Copy) field of the e-mail
  5. E-mail format - Select Plain Text or HTML.

In the General Settings area of the window:

  1. Frequency - Select how often the search will be run.
  2. Results format- Select a results format for your alert.
  3. Articles published within the last– Select one to limit which articles are searched

Note: To view all available alert settings, click the Advanced Search link.

Create a Journal Alert

  1. Click the Publications link at the top of the screen.
  2. Enter the title in the Browse Publications field and click Browse, or use the A - Z links and left/right arrows to browse through the list of titles.
  3. From the journal's Publication Details Screen, click the Share link, and then click the E-mail Alert link.
  4. The Journal Alert window appears, with the Subject and E-mail from address automatically filled in. If you have not already signed into your My EBSCOhost account, do so by clicking the Sign in link.
  5. Set your alert parameters and click Save Alert.

Notes:

  • Before your alert expires, you will be e-mailed and given the opportunity to renew it.
  • To view all available alert parameters, click the Advanced Settings link.

In the E-Mail area

  1. Subject – enter a brief explanation that will appear in the subject line
  2. E-mail from– defaults to EPAlerts@EPNET.COM You can enter a different "From" e-mail address if desired.
  3. E-mail to– to be notified by e-mail when a new issue is available, enter your e- mail address. Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a semicolon
  4. Hide Addresses from recipients– if you select this option, the e-mail addresses you enter will be placed into the BCC (Blind Copy) field of the e-mail
  5. Select the E-mail format to use– Plain Text or HTML.
  6. E-mail contents – Indicate whether you want to include: Link to table of contents or Link to individual articles.

In the General Settings area

  1. Select the Results format to use – Brief, Detailed, or Bibliographic Manager formats.
  2. Alert on full text only– Mark the check box to indicate that you want to be alerted only when the full text is available.
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