How to Create Email Alerts in EBSCO Databases

 

Email Alert

Have you found, through your research, that there are a couple of journals that are really focused on your subject and thought it would be great if you could be made aware when a new issue was released? Do you really wish you could be notified whenever an article on your subject is published? Well, that is entirely possible with EBSCO’s Email Alert feature.

In order to take advantage of the service you’ll need to be signed into your EBSCOhost account (if you have not already established an account, create one now). A “share” button will be present towards the right of the page just above the first listed article once you have run your search. Clicking on the “share” button will be the first step towards creating a search alert.

The second step, once the drop down menu appears, is to click the “Email Alert” link. You will then see a page going over format, giving an option to email others, and providing a link to an RSS feed. From this screen, simply click the “Save Alert” button. You will now be sent an email from EBSCO whenever an article matching your search criteria becomes available.

The steps to create a journal alert are the same, the only difference is the starting point. Rather than working from a results page you will click the “share” button from a journal page, which can be accessed from the preferred article or from performing a journal search. Going through the same steps as establishing a Search Alert, creating a Journal Alert will keep you notified when a new issue of the selected journal is published.

Creating email alerts through EBSCO is a great way to stay on top of the research and literature in your field of study.

New Computers to Use in the Library

Dell OptiPlex 9030 in main room

Dell OptiPlex 9030: Fast computers for use in the RRC Library.

In our efforts to provide Texas State University patrons with up-to-date computers the RRC Library has Dell OptiPlex 9030 computers for use.  These computers are interesting to look at as the CPU is housed in the monitor casing.  So, at first glance it may look as if there is only a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.  But, there is so much more.  Nine of this particular model is available in the main room of the RRC Library.

A variety of production software can be found on these computers such as the following:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • MIcrosoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Word

So, come take advantage of another resource the library provides to help you excel at Texas State University.
Come in and find out more.