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Many online resources enable readers to create email alerts and RSS feeds to keep current on the latest legal information.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Journal and Search Alerts

Many databases permit users to set up alerts. Two common types include:

  • Journal Alerts:  These alerts, sometimes called e-table of contents alerts, notify researchers when a new issue of a periodical is added to the database. Increasingly, databases are also providing advance access to articles.
  • Subject Alert: These alerts can report on developments in a subject area and can look like a online newsletter.
  • Search Alerts: These alerts notify researchers when new content matching a topic or a search string is added to a database.

Database alerts are delivered in a variety of ways, including email, RSS feeds, and twitter. To set up alerts, users should follow instructions on the individual databases. While every database employs a slightly different set up method, many require the researcher to register for a free account. An email address is often required.


    Databases Offering Alerts

    Below is a small selection of databases that permit users to set up alerts of various types. Increasingly, databases offer this function.


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