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ENGL 817: Publishing Practicum

Journal Alerts

A journal alert automatically notifies you when new content from a journal is available.

How to Set Up Journal Alerts

  • Go to the Journals page and type in the journal title in the Search box, e.g. American Literature.
  • Choose a link that provides access to current journals, e.g. 2000 to Present in e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection.
  • Look for a link such as Alerts or Set up Alerts to customize an alert to your email.
Another option is to use a search engine to find the publisher's website and look for a link such as "Alert Services".

Search Alerts

A search alert automatically notifies you when new articles or content meeting your search query (eg. : keyword, subject search, author, etc.) are available.

How To Set Up a Search Alert

  • Go to databases and type in title of database/index, e.g. MLA
  • Conduct a search
  • Look for link on the results page such as "set up alert" or "save search/alert"

Citation Tracking

Citation analysis means tracing citations forward or backward in time, either to judge a paper's importance, or to follow up on a research thread.

Web of Science - do a cited reference search.  For help, go to Cited Reference Searching in Web of Science.

Check our Citation Searching guide to find other databases that have the capability of searching by cited references.