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Citation Management & Research Tools: Personalized Database Accounts

Personalized Accounts

Why Create an Account?

  • Save your preferences
  • Keep your citations organized with research folders
  • Collaborate on group projects and share your folders with others
  • Save and retrieve your search history
  • Highlight & annotate articles
  • Export formatted citations from your folders and  create bibliographies
  • Create email alerts and RSS feeds
  • Gain access to your saved research remotely 

Most library database providers allow researchers to create a personal account. Examples include, EBSCO, Proquest, JSTOR, and Elsevier

Setting Alerts

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