Q. How do I set alerts for new articles in a database?


Hi Prof Regney,

There are a couple different ways to set alerts.  You can set them up on a publication level or a specific search level.  To create a publication level alert from the EBSCO databases, click on the Publications tab at the top of any EBSCO database, then click on the RSS icon beside your publication of choice: 

To create an alert from a search level, perform your desired search (as detailed as you need), and then click on the Alert/Save/Share link above the search results:

To create an email alert, you will need to have an account with EBSCO, that is free and easy to create (if you haven't already!).

You can also get your alerts as an RSS feed, with a feed reader.  Just copy and paste the RSS link from the Create Alert popup screen into your RSS feed reader.

This alert creation process is very similar in the Gale databases as well (with the only real difference being at the Journal alert level: once in the full list of journals, you have to click on a specific journal to see the "Creat Journal Alert" link on the right-hand side).

I hope this has helped, but if you have any other questions, please feel free to come in to the Reference Desk or give us a call: 617-333-2167.

Thank you!


  • Last Updated Nov 02, 2016
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  • Answered By Ben Brudner (English, Writing)

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