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NUTR 230C: Interpreting Nutrition Evidence

Tutorial on Feeds & Alerts

See our slide presentation with narration for an overview of your options for receiving email notification or feeds of new articles, blog posts, and news in your areas of interest.


PubMed & MyNCBI

Once you've done a search, click the orange RSS button under PubMed's search box  to glean a URL, which you could plug into your browser or a feed reader like Feedly.

Watch these tutorials about setting up email alerts:




Creating Alerts in Web of Science

Once you have registered (under Sign In) for an account on Web of Science, you can be alerted whenever someone cites particular articles or whenever journals you select have new issues.  Citation Alerts allow you to create a list of your favorite articles.  To do so,

  1. Perform a search in Web of Science
  2. View the Full Record of a citation you want to follow.
  3. Click Create Citation Alert .
  4. To return to your list and manage your alerts, click Citation Alerts at the top of any Web of Science page.

Social Media


Register and create a profile, then search for nutrition or other groups to follow.  It is also good for job hunting and keeping up with various products and company announcements.


Once you've registered, you may follow particular researchers and topics.  You can post, read, and answer questions within topic sections.  It will notify you via email of new publications from your institution and list its researchers, which you may select to follow.  For instance,  Jose Ordovas of HNRCA and 
President Monaco are members.  You can also bookmark particular publications to find out when they are cited or new resources are added to them.


 Make an account and sign up for these and other feeds.

Ovid Databases



In addition to Medline, Ovid has CAB Abstracts, which indexes Nutrition Abstracts, and Global Health.  Once you have created a Personal Account, you can save searches as Auto-Alerts and set various delivery options.  Its email alerts can include a URL that links to the citation on Ovid, from whence you can click FindIt@Tufts to access many articles full-text.  Please ask a librarian at our service desk on Sackler 4 for help setting up these alerts.  Tufts Alumni may access Ovid from the Tufts Alumni Online Community.