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How To Use Alerting Services

This guide highlights the different types of alerting services and provides links to aid in setting up alerts

Web of Science Information

The Web of Science platform provides access to resources on the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

The platform provides Search Alert (in Email or RSS format), Citation Alert (in Email or RSS format), and Saved Search services.

Types of Alerts

Search Alert

A search alert allows you to save a custom search within a database. The search will run automatically whenever the database is updated or at the interval you specify, and you will receive notification of any new material that is found.

Citation Alert

You can select a list of articles from a database, and each time one of those articles is cited in new literature within the database, you will be notified.

Saved Search

Saved Searches are search queries and/or results saved by the database for future retrieval and re-searching.


NOTE: Links in some email alerts may not be fully compliant with the WSU proxy server, so you may need to retrieve the article directly by accessing the WSU licensed resource.

Web of Knowledge Tutorials

Web of Knowledge Alerts Video:

A step-by-step guide on saving searches and creating alerts.

Web of Knowledge Citation Alerts Video:

A step-by-step guide on creating citation alerts.