Current Awareness Tools, such as RSS feeds and email alerts, can help you stay up-to-date with the journal literature.
Email Alerts After you create an
alert, you will be notified by email when a new issue of a journal is available or a journal article is published
your search criteria.
Our resources offer a variety of alerts:
Search alert - A database will automatically run your saved search and deliver the latest
results to your email.
Journal issue or Table of contents (TOC) alert - Delivers the latest TOC of a journal to your email.
Citation alert - When your saved citation is cited by another article,
you will receive the citation of the
new article by email.
Personal Accounts enable you to create and maintain a private
workspace for your saved search strategies and AutoAlerts. When
you save a search as an AutoAlert, Ovid will automatically run
your saved search and deliver the latest results to your email.
Once you are on the journal homepage, look for a
link to "E-Alert Sign Up" or "Issue Alert."
Some publishers will ask you to create a username and password, while other publishers
simply ask you to provide an email address.
Evidence Updates, a collaboration between BMJ Group and McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit, offers an email alerting system and a searchable database of articles that are pre-screened for quality and given a clinical relevancy rating.
Google Scholar Alerts
Google Scholar offers search alerts and citation alerts. You can also create a public author profile.
My HighWire Press feature to create eTOC Alerts and CITETRACK Alerts for journals published by HighWire Press.
MedWorm is a medical RSS feed provider that compiles news from over 6,000 authoritative data sources. You can view the feeds many ways, by medical condition, specialty, top 100 articles, and more.
National Guideline Clearinghouse Alerts
After creating a MY NGC account, you can sign-up to receive e-mail alerts on practice guidelines.
Physician's First Watch
Physician’s First Watch is a free daily alert on current news that affects your practice — from medical journals, government agencies, scientific conferences, and major media reports.
Science Direct Alerts
Science Direct a variety of alerts for journals published by Elsevier. After creating a profile, you can create Search Alerts, Volume/Issue Alerts, and Topic Alerts.
SpringerLink site offers
Table Of Contents Alerts for Springer journals.
2 Minute Medicine
2 Minute Medicine is a physician publishing group from Harvard Medical School. Their reports review and summarize high-impact and current medical literature. Click
here to subscribe to free daily updates.