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Research Guides@Tufts

EBVM Search Guide: Current Awareness Tools

Resources to support database searching.

Current Awareness

Receive e-mail notices when an issue of a journal or articles on a topic has been published.  There is no limit to the number of journals, searches or topics you can select for your alerts.  You will need a personal login account (free) for each tool.

Journal & Database Tools

  • Current Contents
    Use My Tools to create 'Saved Searches' and 'Alerts'.
  • Journal Web Sites
    Most journals have eTOC services. Look for 'content alerts', RSS feeds, or other tools that the publisher provides.
  • OVID Medline Plus
    Use My Searches & Alerts to save a topic search in any of the OVID databases.
  • PubMed
    Click on Create Alert on a results screen. Log into a My NCBI account to manage the saved searches.
  • ScienceDirect
    Use My Alerts for journal or book series eTOCs; create automated searches; select topics.
  • Your Journals @ Ovid
    Use My eTOCs and select journals from the list.