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What is a saved search, journal alert or a search alert?
A saved search or asearch alert is a specific search that is saved within a database that is run on a routine basis. The results are sent to the user periodically with new information that has been published.
A journal alert is an email that is sent to you when new issues of a particular journal are published.
Example 1: Setting up a journal alert. What's new in the journal Sleep Review? You can set up a search alert to have the table of contents sent directly to your email with all the newly published articles per month for this journal.
Example 2: Saving a search alert on a particular topic. I'm studying sleep apnea and would like to know when new articles are published in this subject. You can set up a search alert for this specific search and you will be sent an email when new articles are available.
Save Searches and Search Results - PubMed
Follow the online instructions to save searches or save search results (articles) in collections using your My NCBI account in the PubMed database.
Saving a Search as an Alert - MEDLINE with Full-text
Follow the online instructions to save searches in your personal My EBSCOhost Account using the MEDLINE Full-Text database.
Setting up a Journal Alert - MEDLINE with Full-text
Follow the online instructions to set up a journal alert in your personal My EBSCOhost Account using the MEDLINE Full-Text database.
Using the Folder - MEDLINE with Full-text
Follow the online instructions to use the folder and save articles in your personal My EBSCOhost Account using the MEDLINE Full-Text database.