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Creating Alerts: Web of Science

When you create a citation alert, Web of Science notifies you by e-mail whenever a document has been cited by a new article, weekly or monthly for a topic search, or an email alert for the latest Table of Contents from a journal. The alert is active for one year. You may renew the alert at any time.  

To create an alert, you must be a registered user and you must sign in to Web of Science.

To create a document alert:

  1. Sign in to Web of Science.

  2. Run a search from the Search or Advanced Search page to find records for which you want to create a Citation Alert.

  3. From the Results page, select the title of a record to go to the Full Record page.

  4. Click the Create Citation Alert link to open the Create Citation Alert overlay dialog.

  5. Your e-mail name will appear in the EMail Address field. Select an e-mail format: Plain Text, HTML, EndNote, or Field Tagged.

  6. Click the Create Citation Alert link to create the citation alert for the current record.

To create a search alert:

  1. Sign in to Web of Science.

  2. Run a search from the Search or Advanced Search page to find records for which you want to create a Citation Alert.

  3. Click the Create Alert bell in the left column to open the Save Search History overlay dialog.

  4. Your e-mail name will appear in the EMail Address field. Select an e-mail format: Plain Text, HTML, EndNote, or Field Tagged.

  5. Click the Save button.

  6. Click the Close button to return to the Full Record page.

To create a Journal alert:

  1. Select Saved Searches & Alerts from the My Tools menu to go to the Saved Searches and Alerts page.

  2. Select the Journal Alerts tab to view the article for which you created the citation alert.

  3. Click the Add Journals button to launch the journals finder.

  4. Search for titles.

 

View this helpful video on using Web of Science alerts:

 

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