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Research Guides

Staying Current in Preferred Journals

Journal publishers offer Table of Contents alert services that automatically send you an email when a new issue of a journal is published. To get started set up a free individual account at the publisher's website. Some publishers that have table of contents services are:

ASCE Library - Sign up for email alerts for table of contents from ASCE journals and publications.

ScienceDirect -Sign in with your ScienceDirect (free) credentials to save searches and create volume/issue alerts.

Wiley Online Library- Click on "Register for Alerts" to set up a free account.

SpringerLink - select table of contents alerts for journals or book series published by Springer.

Saving a Search Alert in an Engineering Database

Many engineering literature databases offer alert services that automatically send email notifications for new citations or table of contents that match a pre-determined search query. The names and the procedures for setting up these services vary among vendors, but they generally operate in the same way. You specify the search terms or the journal titles and the database automatically provides you with updated results via email. To get started you must register to set up an individual account with each database.

Note: some alert services will provide links to information that are restricted to UW faculty, students and staff. To access those links from off-campus, you will need to go through the Libraries proxy server using the bookmarklet or by proxying the URLs. See the Connect from Off-Campus page for more info.

Here is a list of alert services available through some the major databases available at the UW. There are many more - ask us if you have questions about an alert service.

  • Compendex- Save searches and set up email alerts. Create or log into your individual Elsevier Account, and then Settings, then Alerts & Searches.
  • ProQuest Environmental Science Collection - Create or log into your ProQuest MyResearch account, then follow the steps to save searches as alerts.
  • Science Citation Index - Click My Tools then create your individual account or log in to save searches and set up email alerts. 

More Table of Contents Services

JournalTOCs Journal table of contents service. Sign up for a free account and select journals to receive tocs from either via email or RSS feed.