Email Alerting Services

What is An Email Alerting Service? | Email Alerting Services in Sprague Library Databases | Email Alerting Services from Journal Publishers | Miscellaneous Alerting Services | Sprague Library - New Acquisitions | Note on off-campus access

What Is An Email Alerting Service?

Many of our databases and electronic journal packages offer a service in which you can be alerted, via email, of the table of contents (TOCs) of a new issue of a journal or of new content added to a database. Some databases also allow you to create a profile of a search you would like run periodically and then have the results of the search emailed to you.

Below is a list of databases that allow you to receive email alerts of new table of contents (TOCs) and/or search results via email. Sprague Library may not provide the full text of some of the articles.

At the end of this page are instructions on ways to increase your ability to view the emailed alerts from off-campus.

Email Alerting Services in Sprague Library Databases

 

Email Alerting Services from Journal Publishers

A good number of journal publishers maintain table of contents (TOCs) alerting services. Below are links to instructions for setting up alerts from selected journal publishers. Sprague Library may not subscribe to the full text of articles from some of these journals.

At the end of this page are instructions on ways to increase your ability to view alerts from off-campus.

  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library: To receive TOCs, create a personal web account and then following the instructions at the ACM. You can create a personal web account from the main ACM Digital Library page.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals: Click here for instructions on setting up a TOCs alert for ACS journals.
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS) Journals: Click here for instructions on setting up an alert service for AMS journals.
  • Blackwell Publishing: Click here for instructions on setting up search and TOCs alerts for Blackwell journals.
  • Cambridge University Press Journals: Click here for instructions on how to register with Cambridge University Press to receive email alerts.
  • Emerald Full Text: Click here for instructions on setting up a search, TOCs, and weekly digest alerts in Emerald.
  • Highwire Press: Click here for instructions on HighWire Press' CiteTrack (allows you to "track the topics, authors and articles important to you") and eTOCs (allows you to "be notified via email when new content goes online").
  • Nature Journals: Free, but registration required. Click here for instructions on setting up a TOCs alert for new issues of journals from the Nature Publishing Group.
  • Oxford University Press Journals: Click here for instructions on registering with OUP to set up new issue and search alerts.
  • Project MUSE: Click here for instructions on setting up TOCs or new journal alerts in Project Muse.
  • PsycArticles: Click here for instructions on how to set up a search or a TOCs alert in a ProQuest database, including this one.
  • Sage Premier Journals: Click here for instructions on setting up a search and TOCs alert for Sage journals.
  • Science Direct (Elsevier): To receive alerts from ScienceDirect, first register with ScienceDirect to create a personal account (the registration and log-in page is located at the top right of the SD search interface page). Click here for a tutorial on setting up search (articles that match search term/s), topic (articles on a broad topic such as "geology" or "inorganic chemistry"), volume/issue (new TOCs) or citation (when a selected article is cited by a new article added to SD) alerts.
  • SpringerLink: Click here for instructions on setting up a search and TOCs alert for Springer journals.
  • Taylor and Francis Group: Click here for instructions on setting up alerts for TOCs for journals from Taylor & Francis, Routledge, and Psychology Press.
  • WileyInterscience: Click here for instructions on setting up a search and TOCs alert for Wiley journals.

Miscellaneous Alerting Services

Sprague Library - New Acquisitions

The Cataloging Department produces a regular guide to new acquisitions - a list of new books, multimedia, government documents and other new resources added to the Library's collection. Click here to see the latest New Acquisitions list. At the end of the page, you will see instructions on how to sign up to receive an email telling you when a new issue of the New Acquisitions list is available.

Note on off-campus access

In many cases, the email you receive may not allow you to access the full text of a journal when you are off-campus because you will not be forwarded to the MSU proxy server for authentication. On-campus access will not be a problem, if the Library subscribes to the electronic version of the journal.

You still may be able to access the full text from off-campus by inserting the URL below in front of the link to the article. This will direct you to the proxy server, where you will be asked to authenticate via your MSU netID, as you do when you use our databases from off-campus. This works if the URL of the article is in a URL domain already recognized by the proxy server. When it does not, you get an error message.

The stem to put in front of the article URL is: htttp://ezproxy.montclair.edu:2048/login?url=

Last updated: December 8, 2011

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