Many databases allow you to set up alerts so that you're notified whenever an article is cited, whenever an article is available that meets your search criteria, or whenever a new journal becomes available. For these services, you need to have an account/profile in the database.
Several types of alerts are available:
—Citation Alert: To recieve notification when a specific article is cited in another work.
—Search Alert: To automatically look for your search terms on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
—Journal Alert (or, Table of Contents Alert): To have the newest table of contents of a specific journal delivered to you as it becomes available.
Many databases allow you to set up alerts so that you're notified whenever an article is cited, or whenever an article is available that meets your search criteria. For this service, you need to have an account/profile in the database.
Web of Science Citation Alerts: to get references citing an individual article
Web of Science Saved Search Alerts: to get references citing a particular author
1. Perform a cited reference search
2. Click the "Search History" tab. Then, "Save History / Create Alert" - you will be notified when that author's works are cited
3. Be sure to renew saved search alerts -- they only last for 6 months from date of set up
Google Scholar Citation Alerts
1. Find the article and click "Cited by ##"
2. On left column, click "Create Alert"
3. Google Scholar Email Alert Tips
Search for a topic in one or more databases and then save that search to be automatically run on a regular schedule. When new items are found that match your search, you will be sent an e-mail message or a new entry will appear in your RSS feed. Below are instructions for selected database providers.
You can be notified when a new issue of a particular magazine or journal publication comes out. An e-mail message will be sent or new entries will appear in your RSS feed.