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Receive notice of new journal issues or new articles in your discipline through email alerts or RSS feeds. Alerts are provided by most journals and publishers. Also, most academic literature databases provide topic-specific alerts. If you only want to receive alerts from a couple journals, signing up for alerts for those titles is the best way to go.

If, however you would like to be alerted to new articles on a particular topic or from a range of journals, use the NOAA logo indicating licensed resourceIngentaConnect alerting services which include both email alerts and RSS feeds. Email alerts, are sent once a week and include only records that match your criteria that have been added in the past week. IngentaConnect is one of the largest citation databases of research literature available. Searching is free to anyone, but the alerting service is available only to NOAA Western Region employees.

Note: The alerts include links back to an article's title, abstract, etc. in the IngentaConnect database. In a few cases, full text is available directly from IngentaConnect, but more often full text is available elsewhere as described in the NOAA Seattle journals database.

Subscribing to IngentaConnect email alerts:

  1. Print and fax or email a signup form (pdf) back to the library to have the library establish your account.
  1. Register as a NOAA affiliated user. This creates your personal account. You will be automatically affiliated with NOAA if you are coming from your NOAA computer.
  2. After submitting registration, refer to 'Manage my Ingenta' in the lower right of the screen.
  3. 'New Issue alerts' and 'Search alerts' are the email based services.
  4. To establish 'Search alerts' you will need conduct your searches first.  You will run your searches, save them and then add them to your alert list. After searching, click 'Search History' and save the needed searches.  You may then create alerts for any of the saved searches.
  5. To establish 'New Issue alerts' click, 'New Issue alerts' on the right-hand pane, click the 'Add' tab, browse or search for the journal titles, click the check boxes next to the titles of interest and click 'Add' at the top or bottom of the column of checkboxes.

RSS feed symbol RSS feeds (What is this?)

To receive RSS feeds, you must download an RSS reader, most are free. Sage and Brief 1.2.3 (both for Firefox), and Google Reader are three examples of the many readers available. Many email clients now include RSS reader features as well. Visit your favorite journal or publisher web sites to sign up for other RSS feeds.

The following is a selected list of publishers and publications that provide free alerts whether you or your library subscribe to a publication or not.

Journal TOCs - " the largest, free and searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs) in the world. It contains TOCs for over 14,000 journals collected from over 500 publishers."

Google Scholar recently released an email alerting service. Just run your search and click the mail icon at the top of the page to start receiving alerts with new resources it has indexed matching your search criteria.

American Chemical Society
RSS and email alerts

American Geophysical Union
Email alerts

American Meteorological Society
Email newsletter

American Society of Civil Engineers
Email alerts | RSS feeds

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO)
e-Newsletters | RSS feeds

Cambridge University Press
Email alerts | RSS feeds

Elsevier Science Direct

Geological Society of America
E mail alerts

Email alerts

Email alerts

Nature (Publishing Group)
Email alerts

NTIS Technical Reports Library
RSS feeds are available for many different fields.

Royal Meteorological Society
Email alerts and RSS feeds are available for individual titles, or see Wiley Interscience page for alerting information.

Royal Society (of London)
Email alerts and RSS feeds are available from each journal's homepage.

Science (AAAS)
Email alerts | RSS feeds


Taylor & Francis
Email alerts

University of Chicago Press
Email alerts | RSS feeds

Wiley Interscience
Email alerts

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