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Staying Current in Your Field: Journal TOCs

This guide will help you set up alerts so you can be notified what's in new issues of journals you are interested in following or what's new in a specific database on the subject you are researching.

I know what I want

1.  Using either the Journal Portal or the Catalog search for the exact title of the journal.

 

 

2.  Be sure the title shows "to present" in at least one of the lines below the title (you will have access to the new issues of this title).

 

3.  If it is a publisher listed to left click through and look for the link to their alerting service.

(searching in the page for the word "alert" might help you locate the link)

 

4.  If the title is only available through ClinicalKey or EbscoHost and it is a journal indexed in PubMed use MyNCBI to set up an alert

I don't know what titles I want to follow

1.  Use the Journal Portal to scan your general subject area for the ones of interest.

Journal Portal: Health and Biological Sciences (scroll down through the different subject groupings to find your specialty)

 

2.  Only choose titles that show "to present" in at least one of the lines below the title (you will have access to the new issues of these titles).

 

3.  If it is a publisher listed to right click through and look for the link to their alerting service.

(searching in the page for the word "alert" might help you locate the link)

 

4.  If the publisher doesn't appear to have an alerting service and the journal is indexed in PubMed use MyNCBI to set up an alert (Scroll down for instructions)

MyNCBI

Creating a TOC alert Using "My NCBI"

 

1.  If you don't already have a "My NCBI" account create one, if you do log into your account. 

2.  Go to the advanced search option on PubMed.

3.  Delete anything that is in the search line at the top of the page.

4.  Enter the title of the Journal you want to follow on the "Journal" line and hit the Search button.

5.  Click on "Save Search" at the top of the results page.

6.  Change the name of your search if you want and click save.

7.  "Would you Like email" suggested selections

Yes, once a week.

Summary (text) or Abstract (text) [to limit its tendency to fill your inbox]

500 items [it will never be this large, but no reason to limit]

8.  Click the "Save" button.


To get the full-text of articles you have been alerted to through My NCBI

1. Copy the PMID number of the article you want

2. Go to PubMed@LLU 

3. Paste the PMID number in the search line and hit enter

4. Click on the LLU&MC Find Article button

5. Look for the word "Article" underlined (linked) and click on it

Direct link Publishers

HighWire Press

Informa Healthcare

Journals@Ovid (eTOC)

Karger Online 

Nature Journals Online

ScienceDirect Journals

SpringerLink Contemporary 

Wiley-Blackwell