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Keeping Current On The Law: Guide Outline & Types of Alerts

Many online resources enable readers to create alerts to keep current on the latest legal information.

Guide Outline

Types of Alerts

There are several types of alerts, common ones listed below.

  • Journal or Publication Alerts (sometimes called eTOC alerts)
  • Search Alerts
  • Docket Alerts and Docket Tracks
  • Newsletters
  • Pending Legislation Alerts
  • Citation Alerts

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.