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Database Search Alerts: ProQuest Databases

ProQuest Databases

There are three types of search alerts:  New search alerts, recent search alerts, and publication alerts.

Follow these steps to create a new search alert:

  1. Run the desired search from either the Basic or the Advanced page.
  2. On the Results page, click “Create Alert.”
    Create or login with your ProQuest account.
  3. Complete the required information on the Create Alert page and click “Create Alert” underneath Save search/alert.
  4. You will see a confirmation page, summarizing your information. If the information is correct, click “Close.” Otherwise, you can click “Delete this Alert” to delete the alert.
  5. You will receive an e-mail at the e-mail address you provided detailing your alert.

Follow these steps to create an alert on a recent search:

  1. From the Basic or Advanced page, click the “Recent Searches” link. Or, from the Results page, click the “Recent Searches” link located near the top of the page.
    You will see the Recent Searches page.
  2. Locate the desired search, and click the "Actions” link next to the search.
    You will see the “Create Alert” page.
  3. Complete the required information and click “Create Alert.”
  4. You will see a confirmation page, summarizing your information. If the information is correct, click “Close.” Otherwise, you can click “Delete this Alert” to delete the alert.
  5. You will receive an e-mail at the e-mail address you provided detailing your alert.

Follow these steps to create a new publication alert:

  1. Locate the desired publication using Publication search.
  2. From the Publication page, click the “Set up Alert” link.
    You will see the “Set up Publication Alert” page.
  3. Complete the required information and click “Create Alert.”
  4. You will see a confirmation page, summarizing your information. If the information is correct, click “Close.” Otherwise, you can click “Delete this Alert” to delete the alert.
  5. You will receive an e-mail at the e-mail address you provided detailing your alert.