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ISI Web of Knowledge: Creating Alerts

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The alerting feature in ISI Web of Knowledge databases (Web of Science, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Zoological Record, Inspec) enables you to stay up to date on recently published research and to see who is citing your work. To activate this feature, first create a personal profile by clicking on the Sign In link from any page in any Web of Knowledge database. You will then be able to:

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Creating Search Alerts

  1. Choose a specific Web of Knowledge database, enter a search query and click Search. Your alert will be based on the last search in your search history. (Search alerts cannot be set up from the All Databases tab.)
  2. From the Search Results screen, click on the Search History link.
  3. Click on the Save History/Create Alert button. Save History/Create Alert If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so.
  4. Give your search a History Name (required).
  5. To receive your search alerts via email: Check the "Send Me Email Alerts" box and enter an email address.
    To receive your search alerts via RSS: Leave the "Send Me Email Alerts" box unchecked.
  6. Select an Alert Type and an Email format and Frequency (for email alerts only).
  7. Click Save. An option to receive your alerts via RSS appears on the next screen. XML

Screenshot of the Save on the Web of Knowledge server screen.

  1. To receive your search alerts via email: Click Done on the Server Save Confirmation screen.
    To receive your search alerts via RSS: Click the XML icon on the Server Save Confirmation screen. Copy and paste the resulting URL into your RSS reader (see What is RSS? for more information). Click Done.

screenshot of the Server Save Confirmation screen.

Saved search alerts expire after 24 weeks, but can be renewed at any time. If an alert expires, it will still remain in your search history until you delete it.

Creating Citation Alerts

Creating a citation alert

Create a citation alert to be notified by email whenever a selected article has been cited in Web of Knowledge.

View the Full Record of any article in BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Inspec, Web of Science, or Zoological Record. In the right-hand sidebar look at the Times Cited link and click on Create Citation Alert button.

Optionally, citation alerts can be received via RSS in addition to your email alerts; on the Citation Alerts Save Confirmation screen, click the XML icon and copy and paste the resulting URL into your RSS reader.

The citation alert remains active for one year, and can be renewed at any time.

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