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:
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:
Stay up to date with the latest research by viewing the most recent volumes/ issues of the journals in your areas of interest. You can also set up "new content alerts" in most journals to have the most recent research delivered to your email.
Professional Organizations are another way to stay up to date in your field, through conferences, newsetters, networking and other opportunities: