If you have completed a literature search for articles on a topic of interest and want to receive new results, most databases have an option which allows you to schedule a search re-run at an interval of your choice.
Here are details of how to set up alerts for some of the databases available via the library:
- PubMed: To set up alerts, search PubMed via RACGP and register for an MyNCBI account by clicking on the ‘Login’ link at top right of screen. Login or select ‘Other login options’ and select ‘Sign up’ option at bottom of page and follow instructions to complete registration using a third party of choice eg Google Chrome. View an interactive tutorial on Saving a PubMed search and set up alerts.
- EBSCOHost databases: Create an EBSCO personal user account (from ‘Sign in / Create account’ link top right of screen). From search screen ‘Create alert’ option next to search boxes or ‘Share’ option from results page to set up email alert. View tutorials on how to create Alerts from searches.
- DynaMed: Create an EBSCO personal user account (from ‘Sign in / Create account’ link at screen top right, perform search and click on ‘Follow’ icon at top right to follow and receive alerts for new content.
- ProQuest Health & Medical Collection: Create a ‘My Research’ account at top right of screen, perform search and click on ‘Save search / alert’ button at top of results screen to set up search alerts.