Why Create an Account?
Most library database providers allow researchers to create a personal account. Examples include, EBSCO, Proquest, JSTOR, and Elsevier
There are many different types of alerts available to researchers.
Journal alerts send you an email when new journal content becomes available.
Search alerts will automatically conduct a search in the database based on a predefined search . The database will email you if there are new articles based on your search terms
Citation or document alerts notify you by email whenever an article or record you choose has been cited by a new record that has been added to a database
Author Alerts send you an e-mail each time a document of a patucular author is cited in a database