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 just 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.