If you receive your results via email, the link may not work when you are off-campus. For access to the full article from your email when you are not on campus go to the library homepage, http://wlibrary.uml.edu, and click on Off-Campus Users Start Here, and sign in with your email address. To access full text once you have signed in, copy the link from the email into the library homepage.
Alerting Services allow you to keep up to date with the latest research and literature in your field of study. Most of the databases to which the library subscribes provides these services as do most journal publishers and even certain websites. Types of these Alerts include:
For most alert services you must register with a password and establish a profile or personal account; for others you simply provide your email address. Some alert services limit the number of searches you can save. In many databases you can define how often a search is run.
1. Search the UML e-journal portal - This will link you to the UML database that indexes the journal.
2. Search ticTOCs - This site enables multiple journal TOC to be uploaded to an RSS reader as a group.
3. Search Google for the journal - If all else fails, go direct. Most journal websites will let you set up a TOC.
RSS is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing web content. An RSS reader enables you to view information from multiple web sites in a single interface. When you "subscribe" to an RSS feed, your reader will check a designated web site on a regular basis showing you any new content. RSS can help keep you up with research by:
Look for an orange icon or for buttons labeled XML or RSS.
- Use the Advanced Search - be sure to check the box to limit your search to journals with RSS Available.
- Select the journal title.
- Click on the Abstracting/Indexing & Article Access tab to see the URL for the feed(s) for that journal.
A number of web-based RSS readers are available as client-based software programs that reside on your computer.
In addition to the web-based and client based readers, some web browsers have incorporated RSS as a plugin. For instance, the Firefox browser allows you to incorporate RSS feeds right into live bookmarks.
Login/registration with content provider
Subscribing to feeds is anonymous.
An account must set up with each content site ….multiple logins to deal with and some lack of privacy.
Segregate or integrate
Segregates alerts rather than getting buried in all your emails.
Integrates your alerts with your email so there is only one interface to check.
News items are automatically deleted once they are read.
Every e-mail item has to be manually deleted/filed.
Presentation of content is very customizable.
Email comes in standard format; can sometimes choose what parts of content is sent.
RSS is very common.
Mostly only available from database & publisher sites; You can convert RSS feeds to email if that is your preferred format