What are Email Alerts?
When you create an email alert for a database, like PubMed, or journal, you will receive an email when an article that meets your search criteria or a new issue of the journal is published. Several types of email alerts are available:
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What is a RSS Reader
Many databases allow you to create an RSS feed for a saved search. Once your create a feed for your search, you will receive a notification in your RSS reader whenever new citations matching your search criteria become available.