Database search alert services allow you to save search strategies and receive automatic alerts of new references matching your search strategy.
Ovid AutoAlerts: save a search strategy that will be run automatically each time the database is updated and the resulting citations emailed to you.
PubMed Search Alerts: Register for MyNCBI (online tutorial) ; links are in the upper right corner and in the blue column at the left of the PubMed screen. MyNCBI saves search strategies and allows automatic updates and email search results on a schedule of your choice.
Web of Science alerts: Web of Science allows you to set up an automatic alert to email results to you weekly or monthly. See "Help" within Web of Science for more information under Save Search History / Search History Alerts. You can also view a short video tutorial.
Other databases: Many other search services and databases offer alerts and the ability to save search strategies.See Alerting Services.
ToC Alerts email you the Table of Contents of journals each time a new issue is published.
Individual Journal Table of Contents: Set up alerts for your favorite journal by going to the online edition and follow the directions provi ded under headings such as "alerts" or "e-mail table of contents." You can find eJournals by looking up the title in the Library catalogue.
Ovid's eTOC feature sends an email alert whenever the table of contents for a journal is updated. You may sign up to receive an eTOC alert for any journal in the eTOC Subscriptions list
PubMed's MyNCBI: PubMed's MyNCBI feature can be used to set up email alerts for articles in your favorite journals indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE. See a 2-minute demonstration video. The email alert received will contain a link to PubMed search results.
JournalTOCs is a free service where researchers, academics and anyone else can keep up-to-date with scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs). ticTOCs allows you to view, export to feed readers like Google Reader, or save to MyTOCS.
Web of Science, including Current Contents Connect, Journal Table of Contents (TOCS) Alerts - To create or manage ToC Alerts register or login at Web of Science and click Searches and alerts. See more about the Journal Alerts feature, including how to create and maintain a list of journals that you frequently read and how to use this list to create and maintain Table of Contents e-mail alerts.
Journal publishers will also usually offer Table of Contents services via email or RSS from their webpages. See Alerting Services for instructions and links.
Citation Alerts - notify you by e-mail whenever an article you select is cited by a new article.
Keep up to date with the latest issues of the key journals in your discipline using Current Contents Connect.
How to save save searches and set up email alerts in PubMed
How to save searches and set up alerts in Web of Science.