Alerts are automated email notifications you create to deliver new content as it becomes available in ProQuest. There are two kinds of alerts that you can create:
Create or modify a search alert
Both the Create alert and Modify alert popups contain the following steps and associated fields—the descriptions here assume that you are signed into a My Research account.
Step 1—Review search details
Step 2—Define your alert email
Step 3—Define your alert content
Include search details: Do you want the following information included in your alert?
Step 4—Schedule your alert
Send: Specify how frequently ProQuest should run your alert.
If you choose to receive alerts weekly, you can also specify the day of the week that your alerts is sent.
Stop after: Specify when you no longer want to receive the alert.
Important to know — You will receive an alert renewal reminder when your alert is about to expire. The reminder email will present you with the same options listed above, allowing you to extend the alert. The reminder also provides you with the option to delete the alert.
Creating an alert without a My Research account
When you are not signed into a My Research account:
What you can do with the documents you receive in an alert email
Alert emails deliver the list of documents found since the alert last ran—that match the search that you set the alert on, against the databases selected when you ran the search. Each document in the list can contain one or more links to ProQuest. If you are not already in ProQuest, you may be prompted to log in before an item displays.
For any document listed in your alert email:
Important to know — Content from the ebrary e-books database will not be included in alert emails or RSS delivery at this time.
Publication Search provides a way for you to find specific publications, such as newspapers or magazines, and browse individual issues. When you browse or search for a publication, and it’s available, you can click the publication title to display a page that provides details about that publication.
Click the Create alert link to define your publication alert details. After responding to an email from ProQuest to confirm the email address you provided, your alert is activated.
Managing your alerts in My Research
Click the Alerts tab at the top of your My Research page. The Alerts page displays a single list of any search or publication alerts that you’ve created. By default, your alerts are listed in the order you created them, with your newest alert listed first.