Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Systematic Reviews: Keeping up-to-date

Alert services

Most databases will allow you to save a search strategy and set an alert. Alerts can take several forms, but all provide a method of updating by sending automatic alerts of new results matching a search strategy. It is generally necessary to register and create a Personal Account in each database prior to creating an Alert. Alerts can take the form of Journal and Saved Search Alerts.

Saved search alert

western shield and half female face, with click

Saved Search Alerts: a search is saved in a database and set to email regular updates on any new results that match the search criteria. In order to set an alert you will generally be required to register or create an account.This video describes how to create a saved search.

Journal Alerts

western shield and half female face, with clickJournal Table of Contents (ToC) alerts: many online journals will provide email alerts on the table of contents for each newly published issue. A Journal Table of Contents alert is used to alert you when a new issue of a journal is published. It is necessary to register for a personal account in each database where you have a ToC. ToC alerts can be set up for email or RSS.This video describes how to create a journal alert.

More help

Please contact the Library.

Contact us

Profile Photo

Phone   Email Us   FAQs

Find answers to common problems with logging into library databases here.

Document sharing and organising

 Working storage for University staff is also available from AARNET, a federally-funded academic and research company. Cloudstor offers working storage and file sharing capabilities See the library Research Data Management Subject Guide for more information on data storage.

Please note that Cloud Storage is not suitable for saving your EndNote Library

© Western Sydney University, unless otherwise attributed.
Library guide created by Western Sydney University Library staff is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY)