If you subscribe to an alert or SDI (used here for Selective Dissemination of Information) you will regularly receive updates by e-mail on newly published literature. There are two types of alerts.
- Subcribing to a saved search alert will enable you to store a search profile and let it run automatically each time a new update of a database is loaded. The new records that match your search are then emailed to you.
- Table of Contents alerts are e-mail updates of the table of contents of the most current issues of the journals you specify while signing up.
Wageningen UR offers a range of saved search alerting services.
|Wageningen UR Library||Wageningen UR Library Catalogue, Artik, ARTIK+, Consumer and Household Studies||more info|
|OvidSP||Agricola, Agris, Biological Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Current Contents, FSTA, Medline, Tropag & Rural, Zoological Record||more info|
|EBSCOhost||CAB Abstracts, Communication & Mass Media Complete, EconLit, ERIC, Gender Studies Database, Historical Abstracts, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Library, Medline, Philosophers Index, PsycINFO, SocINDEX||more info|
In the Digital Library you can set up alerts on the databases compiled by Wageningen UR Library, these are:
- Wageningen UR Library Catalogue
- Consumer and Household studies database
This service is free and available for all users, but you do need a (free) My Library account first. A step by step explanation is available.
Scopus is a substantive abstracts database or bibliography of over 15,000 journal titles from 4,000 publishers. To be able to set up alerts in this database, you must register on the Scopus website.
We have step by step instructions available on how to set up a save search alert in this database
Scopus also offers document citation alerts which means you will be notified by e-mail of newly loaded documents that cite a selected document. You can consult the help files on the Scopus web site for details.
Staff and students of Wageningen UR can run SDI's free of charge on the EBSCO databases to which Wageningen UR Library subscribes (CAB Abstracts, Communication & Mass Media Complete, EconLit, ERIC, Gender Studies Database, Historical Abstracts, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Library, Medline, Philosophers Index, PsycINFO, SocINDEX). Results will be sent by e-mail. To set up alerts you must sign in to My EBSCOhost on the EBSCO website.
More information can be found in the EBSCO help file How do I create a Search Alert?.
Wageningen UR users
Staff and students of Wageningen UR can run SDI's free of charge on the OvidSP databases to which Wageningen UR Library subscribes (Agricola, Agris, Biological Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Current Contents, FSTA, Medline, Tropag & Rural, Zoological Record). Results will be sent by e-mail. To set up alerts you must register on the OvidSP website.
More information can be found in the OvidSP help file Saved Searches/Alerts.
For other users, a fee-based SDI service is available for our Wageningen Catalogue,
ARTIK (Dutch agriculture), AGRICOLA, AGRIS and CABI (international databases
covering world literature on agriculture and related fields).
If you subscribe to this service, a customized search profile will be drawn up by one of the information specialists at Wageningen UR Library. At regular intervals (depending on the database), this search profile will be run against the latest entries in one or several of these databases. The outcome will be sent to you by email, and can be entered into and read by citation management programs, such as EndNote or Cardbox for Windows.
This is a fee-based service. For information on prices, please contact the Library Service Desk. We have a request form for an online literature search or SDI / aanvraagformulier voor literatuuronderzoek of SDI that you can print, and submit by regular mail or fax.
Traditionally, staff and students came to the library to browse the contents pages of newly arrived journals of interest to them. For some journals this is still a valid option, but since it is now possible to read the contents of many journals online, you can often have the latest Table of Contents pages of these journals e-mailed to you. This is called a Table of Contents alert (ToC alert).
Setting up a ToC alert via the Library Catalogue
In Wageningen UR Digital Library you can set up ToC alerts on many (but not all) electronic journals (E-journals) the library offers.A step by step explanation is available
Getting ToC alerts from publishers
Many publishers of scientific journals offer alerts on the Table of Contents of their journals. You will find a list of the most important publishers and aggregators and their websites on our E-journals page. Publishers in this list such as Blackwell, Springer, Wiley, etc. offer ToC alerts (sometimes also called e-alerts) via their websites. Setting up alerts via a publisher requires registration on the website of that publisher.
An explanation on how to set up ToC alerts can be found in the help files on the publishers' websites. For example, ScienceDirect, which is the home of all Elsevier Science journals, includes instructions here: http://help.sciencedirect.com/robo/projects/sdhelp/vol_iss_alert_list.htm
|Wageningen Digital Library, 1 July 2011|