Creating EBSCOalerts

Setting up alerts in DISCOVER and other EBSCO databases

Alerts can help you to keep on top of all the latest research. You can create a search alert, which will re-rerun searches however often you like and email you the results, or you can create a journal alert, which will email you details of the contents of the journals you specify. When you access DISCOVER or other EBSCO databases you automatically  get a MyEBSCO account where you can save searches 

  1. Carry out a search.
  2. Click the Share button (on the bar beneath the search boxes).
  3. Select Email Alert from the menu.
  4. The Create Alert window will open.  You will need to specify how often you would like to run the search (available under the Frequency drop-down menu), and provide an email address for the alert to be sent to.  
  5. Click Save Alert.


Setting up a journal alert

  1. From any EBSCO database (other than DISCOVER), click the Publications link and find the journal you want. Click on the link for the journal. If you are in DISCOVER, choose Ebook and Ejournal finder instead of Publications.
  2. Click on Share and choose Email Alert.
  3. Fill in your email address and choose the options you want for your journal alert. You can choose to link to the Table of Contents of the journal or to individual articles.
  4. Click Save Alert.

Changing your alert settings

Access DISCOVER or another EBSCO database and click on the Folder icon on the top right of the page. Then you will see your Search and Journal alerts from the menu on the left-hand side. Click on these to make any changes on your saved Alerts.

RSS feeds

If you use an RSS reader, you can also set up RSS feeds in the same way. Go through the same processes above, and at the bottom of the alert set up screen you will see an RSS address. You can add this address to your preferred RSS Reader.


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