EBSCOhost provides access to the table of contents (tocs) of new issues of journals as they appear. By using their email notification, you can keep up to date with the TOCs in your field from EBSCO journals.
Setting Up Your Journal Alerts Account
Choose the EBSCO database most related to your field by opening any EBSCO database, such as Academic Search Complete, from the Library's list of research databases. Click on Choose Databases. Most of these research databases will have a list of the journals they index that will indicate the database most useful to you for creating a Journal Alert. Open the selected database and click on Sign in at the top of the screen. Then click on I'm a new user and fill in the registration form. Once setup, you should login to Sign in to add or modify alerts.
To Create New Journal Alerts
- Open the EBSCO database that best reflects your interests
- Logon in Sign in
- Click on the Publications tab at the top of the screen
- Find the journal title you want an alert for
- Click on the title of the periodical to open the information screen
- Click on the Journal Alert link in the upper right corner
- Fill in the form:
- Choose the length of time you want the alert to be active
- Supply your email address and a subject line for the email message
- Select the email format your prefer
- Select the link you wish for your email.
- Click Save.
EBSCOhost will now run the search as new issues appear and email you the results.
To Review, Modify, or Delete Journal Alerts
- Open the EBSCO database where the Journal Alert was set up
- Click on Folder on the upper right of the screen
- Click on Journal Alerts to access the edit screen. You can now see a list of your current journal alerts. Click on the "X" box at the right to discontinue the alert. Click on edit alert to modify an alert.
For questions regarding registering or setting up Saved Searches, contact Barbara Gauthier at (216) 687-3519 or the subject librarian for your department. They can also arrange for a library staff member to give a departmental demo of this service or provide individual assistance in setting up the Journal Alerts.