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Creating Publication and Subject Alerts: Creating Alerts in Web of Science Database

Describes how to create author publication and subject alerts so that you can receive alerts by email when an author or subject is published.

Web of Science database selection

Please note that to configure alerts in Web of Science you need to select a single database such as the Web of Science Core Collection.

    Creating Web of Science alerts

     Go to the library databases page. This page will open in a new tab or window.

    First set up an I.D. and password. You will need this to set up alerts.

    • In Web of Science click on Sign In
    • Click Sign In if you already have a WoS account
    • Click Register if you need to create a WoS account














    Enter the Email addess to which Alerts will be send and click Continue







    Fill out the Registration fields. Click on Submit Changes when done.



















    In the main screen select how you wish to search i.e. by topic (keyword), title, author etc. These can be selected from the dropdown menus. Enter your terms and if you need more than one field (as shown here) click Add Another Field the click Search













    If you are happy with the search results click on Search history to create an alert













    Click the radio button under Combined Sets to select the search and then click Save History/Create Alert






    Name the alert and select the type of record you would like delivered (Full Record is preferable) and the Format and click Save














    Confirm the settings and click Close











    To check the settings of your alerts click the My Tools dropdown and select Saved Searches and Alerts













    Here you can edit your saved searches and/or renew them when they expire