Create a Search Alert

How do I create a search alert?

A search alert notifies you when there are new articles that match your search query. All alert related email from ProQuest will be sent from the address
Helpful Tip: use this address to set up a filter if you wish these message to arrive in a folder other than your inbox.

Follow the steps below to create a new search alert.

  1. Make sure you are on the Set up Your Search Alert page by doing one of the following:
    • Run the desired search from either the Basic or Advanced pages.
      Note: If you want to receive notification only of full-text documents, make sure you limit your search to full-text documents.
      From the Results page, click Set up Alert.
    • Or, from the Basic or Advanced pages, click on Recent Searches. Locate the desired search, mark the check box next to the search and then click on Set up Alert next to the search.
  1. Select how frequently you want alerts sent. Your options are:
    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly
    • Quarterly

Check the box next to Send message when there are no new results to receive an alert, even if no new results are available.
  1. Select when to stop sending the alerts. Your options are:
    • Two weeks
    • One month
    • Two months
    • Four months
    • Six months
    • One year

Alerts can be renewed, if desired.
  1. Enter the email address to which you'd like to send the alerts. You cannot send an alert to multiple addresses.
      • The remaining fields are optional and include: a subject header for the email, and a message you'd like to include in the body of your email.
      • Pick the formatting for your alert (HTML or Text Only)
      • Click Set up alert.
      • 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.

          You will receive a confirmation message by email. If this is the first alert for this email address you will need to click "accept" to begin receiving alerts. (You will only be asked to "accept" the first time you set up an alert for your address.)