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Library support for researchers

Alerts for researchers

Your area of research is always updating with new knowledge. 

Setting up alerts allows you to:

  • stay up-to-date with the latest publications in your research area
  • be notified when your own publications are indexed in a database or cited
  • save time by not needing to repeat common searches
  • find new research data, across multiple databases and platforms.

Search alerts

Most databases allow email-based alerts on saved searches. You'll need to create accounts for Scopus, Web of Science and UOW Library SEARCH to receive alerts.

Journal alerts

Use journal alerts to keep up-to-date with the latest issues of your favourite journals. 

Most journals provide a table of contents (TOC) alert via their website. You can also set up a journal alert through a database or TOC portal.

Citation alerts

Set up an alert to be notified by email when your publication is cited.

RSS feeds​

RSS feeds allow you to harvest updates from multiple web sources and display them in a single location.

Here are a few examples of RSS feed readers:

Learn how to set up RSS feeds for some of our popular database platforms.

Due to authentication restrictions, some database RSS feeds may not work.

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