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Higher Degree Research (Faculty of Business, Justice, Behavioural Sciences)

A guide to support Higher Degree Research candidates with preparation of Research Proposal and Draft Literature Review for RES703

Table of contents alerts

A table of contents (TOC) alert, journal alert and publication alert will notify you when a new issue of a journal is published. By subscribing to these services you will receive an email when a new issue is published containing the table of contents. This can help you to stay up to date with current research relevant to your topic. Most journal databases will provide TOC alerts.

  • EBSCO databases - click on the "Publications' link in the top toolbar. Browse for the journal title and select. Click on the 'create journal alert" icon next to the title of the journal  (you will need to sign in to send e-mail alerts)
  • ProQuest databases - You will need to create a personal 'My Research' account and sign in. Then click on the 'Publications' link in the top toolbar. Search for the journal and click on the title. Then click on 'Set up alert'.
  • Web of Science


Setting up Table of Contents or Search alerts

Most of the Library's journal databases allow you to Register for a person account which enables you to set up your own alerts.

Subject or search alerts allow you to be notified when articles are published that match your subject criteria. After you have developed a search strategy and executed the search, you set up an alert to be notified of any new articles that get added to the database that match your search strategy.

A search alert will be sent to you after you have saved a database search that you run periodically.

The following databases support Table of Contents (ToC) and search alerts.

Citation Alerts

A citation alert notifies you when new publications cite a particular paper.

Citation alerts can be created for Web of Science and Scopus.