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Journal Notifications: CSA

Subscribing to Journal Alerts, Search Alerts, and RSS Feeds

CSA Search Alerts

A saved alert will be used to automatically search your selected databases for new content every week. After creating a personal account, you will receive an email message that contains up to 250 new records from each database that has new matching content.

Creating a Profile in CSA

In order to set up alerts in CSA databases, you must create a profile.

  1. Click "Please Login to My Research."
  2. Click "New User Register Here."
  3. Create a username and password.

Creating Email Search Alerts

  1. Run a search strategy in your selected database(s).
  2. Click Search history, located in the upper right, just above the results box.
  3. Place a check in the box next to your search, then click Save OR Alert.
  4. Enter your email address and password to login to "My Research," then click Continue.
  5. Choose the format that you want your results emailed (short format, full format, full -- omit refs, or custom format).
  6. You may choose to delimit your citations by journal article only or English only.
  7. You may also deselect database(s) from the search query, or enter comments to appear with the search results when emailed.
  8. Click Save as alert.

Creating RSS Search Alerts

  1. Click on Please Login to My Research
  2. Login using your email and password
  3. Click on Create Alert
  4. Enter the the search terms for which you wish to receive alerts
  5. Click on Alert Me
  6. Select the format in which you wish to receive alerts
  7. Include an comments you would like to receive with your alert
  8. Select Delivery Method: RSS
  9. Click Save
  10. On the screen that appears with all of your saved alerts, click on the RSS icon next to this saved search entry
  11. Click on Subscribe to the Feed to activate your alert.

Viewing Saved Alerts

  1. Click the Alerts button.
  2. If prompted, enter your email address and personal password you used to save your Alerts.
  3. Click Continue.

Saved alerts will be listed in reverse chronological order. An alert remains in effect for six months. Shortly before the six-month period concludes, you'll receive an e-mail from CSA with the option of continuing or deleting the alert.

Editing, Updating, and Deleting Alerts

You can renew an alert anytime. You can also edit an alert's search strategy, run a search based on the alert's search strategy, or delete an alert.

  1. Click the Alerts button.
  2. If prompted, enter your email address and personal password you used to save your Alerts.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Make changes to format, select or deselect journal articles only or English only, deselect databases, or add comments.
  6. Click Update alert.