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Journal Alerts

This guide will help you get started in setting up Table of Content alerts or new journal article alerts.

Setting Up Journal Alerts

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By setting up your own journal alerts, you can get the latest issue information sent directly to you. Journals are typically available through the University of South Dakota through publishers' websites or databases. Setting up an alert will vary between publishers and database platforms. Below are instructions on how to set up journal alerts in some publishers and database platforms.

If you have questions on how to set up journal alerts from a different publisher or platform than those listed below, please contact us at

ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing have quick links on the Wegner Library homepage. To set up a new issue alert, you need to register for a personal account and be signed in. To register, click the link found in the upper right-hand corner. This is where you find the sign in option as well.

ClinicalKey upper banner


In the search box: Search for the journal by selecting Journal from the dropdown menu and typing the journal name in the search box. If it recognizes the journal name, it will give you an option below the search box as shown in the image. Click on the option.

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You can also browse ClinicalKey's Journals by selecting the Journals link found in the Deepen your specialty and medical knowledge section.

Screenshot ClinicalKey homepage


To set up an alert, you need to be on the Current Issue page; the Current Issue link is often found below the journal image.

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Once on the journal's current issue page, you will see the option to Subscribe for news and alerts. This link is found under the title, volume, and dates.

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Click on Subscribe and it will automatically set up an alert with the email you used to create your personal account.

In EBSCOhost databases, such as CINAHL, you can set up alerts for journals by creating a personal account. On EBSCOhost databases, you can sign in using the link found on the right-hand side in the upper blue banner.

screenshot EBSCO blue banner

Fill out the form to create your personal account.

Once your account is created, you can click on Publications, in the blue banner, to browse the available titles in the selected database or you can search for a specific publication in the search bar.

On the main page of your selected publication, click Share then E-mail Alert.

screenshot EBSCO journal


Fill in the box for E-mail to and click Save Alert

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Many journals published by Lippincott (Wolters Kluwer) will be found in Journals@Ovid. You can find the link and access Journals@Ovid in the Databases A-Z list. 

Once you are signed in and have authenticated into Journals@Ovid:

  • Select the journal for which you want to set up an alert and click on its title
  • Look for the eTOC link: and click on it
  • This will open a subscription form where you can enter your email to subscribe to table of content notifications (image below)
  • Enter your email and click Enter
  • screenshot of subscription email form



To create an alert for journals in PubMed, you will need to have a MyNCBI account.  To create an account, click on the Log In link in the top right-hand corner of the PubMed homepage. 

screenshot PubMed homepage


You will need to select the third-party login option you prefer to create your account. Click More Login Options to see all available options.

Once you have created your account and are logged in, you can use the Single Citation Matcher link found under the magnify glass image.

screenshot PubMed homepage

Type in the name of the journal for which you want to set up an alert in the journal field. PubMed should populate suggestions as you type. Click Search.

Screenshot of PubMed single citation matcher


PubMed will bring up all the articles in the journal you searched. Underneath the search bar you will see a link that says Create Alert. Click on this link to set up your alert for the journal.

screenshot of PubMed create alert link

You can pick the frequency in which you get the e-mail alerts and the format. Once you are finished selecting your preferences, click Save.

If the journal you want to set up an alert for is on the Sage site, you can set up a e-mail alert for the journal. When you are on a journal's page on the Sage site, make sure you are on the Current Issue.

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On the current issue site, scroll down until you see the Keep up to date section on the right-hand side.  Click on the Sign Up button to receive e-mail alerts.

screenshot of sign up options

You will be prompted to sign in to your personal account. If you do not have one there is an option to create one. Once your account is set up, you can create an alert for your journal.  Click the box next to the journal you want to create the alert and click on Create Email Alert.

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If the journal you want to set up an alert for is on the Wiley Online Library, you can set up a e-mail alert for the journal. When you are on a journal's page on Wiley, look for the "Set up for email alerts" box located on the right-hand side of the screen. Fill in your email address.

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Once you type your email address and click "continue", you will be prompted to answer a few more questions and then you can click "sign up to alerts" button.

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