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Nursing Reference Center - Setting Up a Journal Alert

You can set up an e-mail alert to automatically notify you each time a new issue for a selected journal title is available in Nursing Reference Center.

To set up a journal alert:

  1. On the Advanced Search Screen, click the Publications link. To locate the publication, enter the title in the Browse for field and click Browse, or use the A - Z links and left/right arrows to browse through the list of titles.

  2. Click the Journal name to display the journal's Publication Details Screen.

  3. Click the Journal Alert link.  If you have not signed in to My NRC, you will be prompted to do so.

    The Journal Alert Screen appears, on which the Journal Alert Name, Date Created and Database name have automatically been filled in.

In the Run Alert for area

  1. In the Run Alert for field, select how long the journal alert should run:

    • One month
    • Two months
    • Six months
    • One year  (the default)

In the Alert Options area

  1. Select the Alert results format to use: Brief, Detailed, or Bibliographic Manager formats.

  2. To limit access to only the articles sent (rather than the entire site), mark the checkbox to the left of this field.

  3. To receive an Alert on full text only, mark the checkbox to the left of this field.

In the E-Mail Properties area

  1. Indicate how you would like to be notified. Select one:

    • E-mail all alerts and notices (the default)
    • E-mail only creation notice
    • No e-mail (RSS only) – if you select this option, the remaining E-mail Properties will be hidden. (They are not necessary for RSS.)
  2. E-mail Address – to be notified by e-mail when a new issue is available, enter your e-mail address. If you are entering multiple e-mail addresses, place a semicolon between each e-mail address.

  3. Hide Addresses from recipients – if you select this option, the e-mail addresses you enter will be placed into the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) field of the e-mail, rather than the “To” field.

  4. Subject - enter a brief explanation that will appear in the subject line of the Journal Alert e-mail.

  5. Title - you can optionally enter a title for the e-mail. The default value for the Title field is: EBSCOhost Alert Notification.

  6. E-mail [From] address - defaults to EPAlerts@EPNET.COM. You can enter a different "From" e-mail address if desired.

  7. Select the E-mail format to use: Plain Text or HTML.

  8. Indicate whether you want to include: Link to TOC page or Article links embedded within the e-mail message.

  9. Include in e-mail - To have your search string included with your results, mark the Query check box. To include the frequency (how often the alert will run), mark the Frequency check box.

  10. When you have finished making changes, click Save. Nursing Reference Center displays the Alert Summary details. Click Continue to return to the Publication Details Screen. The Publications Details Screen includes a message indicating that a journal alert has been set for the publication.