Alerting services

Definition

Alerting services help you keep up-to-date in your desired area of interest by providing you with information on a regular basis. Alerts can be set-up for individual journal titles (tables of contents), news from appropriate organisations andwebsites or they can be created within databases (such As CINAHL, Medline and Embase) by creating a search and then setting up and alert to email you when new articles are published.

How to set-up alerts from NHS databases

CASH Current Awareness Service for Health

Key alerting services from The Commissioning Handbook for Librarians

JournalTOCs Free journal table of contents alerting service

For further information on current awareness, see the following report for the Service Transformation Task and finish group Current Awareness Services – Final Report and Recommendations