Most academic databases will allow you to set up alert services, usually using email or RSS, which will alert you to any new articles which you may be interested in. This Guide provides some examples and links to tutorials for creating alerts in different database platforms. you can set up search alerts in most academic databases to email you when:
Scopus is a multidisciplinary database covering over 19,000 journals, conference proceedings and other publications. You can save and manage multiple alerts in Scopus by registering for a personal account.
Web of Science, like Scopus, is a multidisciplinary database covering over 12,000 journals, conference proceedings and other publications. This video provides a quick demonstration to show you how to set up a search alert within Web of Science.
The Proquest platform provides access to databases including ASSIA, ERIC, IBSS, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, Political Science Database, Sociological Abstracts)
You can also set up an email alert for any search you run in Google Scholar, by clicking on the icon to the left of the search results. At the foot of each email you receive, there is an option to cancel the alert, to help you manage any which send you too many results.
The Ebscohost platform provides access to databases including Anthropology Plus, ATLA, British Education Index, Business Source Complete, CINAHL, EconLit, ERIC, Historical Abstracts, MLA International Bibliograpy, Philosopher's Index, PsycINFO, RILM, SPORTDiscus)
JSTOR users: Please note that JSTOR have withdrawn the facility to set up an email or RSS alert to searches of their content.