Alerts

A saved 'Alert' will be used to automatically search your selected databases for new content every week. After creating a personal account, you will receive an email message that contains up to 250 new records from each database that has new matching content. To set up a new Alert:

  1. Run a search strategy in your selected database(s).
  2. Click Search History.
  3.  
    Current Searches
  4. Choose a search strategy (for example #3), then click 'Save as Alert'.
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    Save as Alert
  6. Enter your email address and password, then click 'Continue'. If you are a new user to 'Alerts', then click 'New User? Create a personal profile'.
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    Alerts
  8. Choose the format that you want your results emailed (Short format, Full format, Full—omit refs, or Custom format).
  9. You may choose to delimit your citations by Journal Article only or English only.
  10. You may also deselect database(s) from the search query, or enter comments to appear with the search results when emailed.
  11. Click 'Save as Alert'.
Saved Alerts

Saved Alerts will be listed in reverse chronological order. An Alert remains in effect for six months. Shortly before the six-month period concludes, you'll receive an e-mail from CSA with the option of continuing or deleting the Alert. However, you can renew an Alert at anytime. You can also edit an Alert's search strategy; run a search based on the Alert's search strategy; or delete an alert.

To view previously saved Alerts, click the Alerts button. If prompted, enter your email address and personal password you used to save your Alerts, then click Continue. Your Alerts will be listed in reverse chronological order. You can choose to Edit a strategy, delete an Alert, or Run Search.

Saved Alerts

Click Edit:

Edit Alerts

  1. Make changes to format, select or deselect 'Journal Articles Only' or 'English Only', deselect databases, or add comments.
  2. Click 'Update Alert'.
Journal Issue Alerts

From the Browse tab, users may create journal issue alerts for any full-text journal that this is hosted on CSA Illumina. You will only see this feature if your institution subscribes to SAGE Full-Text Collections, PsycARTICLES, or BioOne. Users will be notified by email when the newest volume of a particular title has been added to the full-text collection.

Selecting the 'Table of Contents' link from a full-text record from the SAGE Full-Text Collections, PsycARTICLES, or BioOne will also take you to the Browse tab.

  1. Select a journal from the Browse tab.
  2. Then click the 'New Issue Alert' link for the chosen journal or select a specific volume and then click the 'New Issue Alert' link.
  3. Enter your email address and password, and then click 'Continue'. If you are a new user to 'Alerts', then click 'New User? Create a personal profile'.
  4. After accessing your profile, you will see your saved journal issue alert. From this view you may view the latest table of contents, view the archive, or delete the journal issue alert.
  5. After closing your profile, you may use the 'Journal Issue Alert' link in the Search History tab or Alerts tab to return to your saved alerts.