Alerting for Health, Humanities & Social Sciences

Personal Accounts & Alerts - Quick Instructions

An EBSCO account creates a personal folder in which you will be able to save search results and persistent links to searches, saved searches, search alerts and journal alerts. 


To set up a Table of Contents alert

  • Click the Publications link and enter a journal name.
  • When the journal appears on screen, click on the RSS icon and copy the url into your RSS Reader.
  • For an e-mail alert, click on the hyperlinked journal name.
  • Click the Journal Alert link located in the far right of the screen. 
  • When the Journal Alert Screen appears, fill in the necessary information and click Save.

To set up a TOC alert for Databases lacking the Publication link

  • Enter the journal name in the Find box.
  • Check that results are for the journal you want and are recent.
  • Click on Create Alert for this Search located just above the results to create an RSS Feed.
  • For an e-mail alert, click on the Search History/Alerts tab.
  • Click on the Save Search/Alert link.
  • Click the Alert radio button. Fill in the necessary information and click Save.

To set up a Saved Search alert

  • Enter your search in the Find box.
  • On the results screen, click on Create Alert for this Search to create an RSS Feed.
  • For an e-mail alert, click on the Search History/Alerts tab.
  • Click on the Save Search/Alert link.
  • Click the Alert radio button. Fill in the necessary information and click Save.

Establishing an e-mail or rss feed in EBSCO