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Research Guides

Forensic Psychology & Criminology

Creating an Alert - Tracking New Articles and Books in your field

Search alerts are a time saver! You do not need to perform the same search again and again to determine if any new articles have been published on your topic. Instead, articles matching your search parameters will be sent to you.

Search alerts are useful for:

  •         long-term research projects or dissertations
  •         monitoring the literature in a field
  •         keeping up with key researchers/ authors

The first step in creating a search alert is to create a search that returns results similar to what you'd like to receive alerts for.

On the page that displays your results list, most databases as well as One Search provide a link to create an alert.

Example --To create an alert in PsycINFO:

 

Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations are another way to stay up to date in your field, through conferences, newsetters, networking and other opportunities: