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You can set up alerts to bring details of new articles or conference papers to your desktop.

General current awareness services


Zetoc (provided by the British Library) will notify you by email when new journal articles or conference papers are published in your subject area.

Zetoc provides access to the tables of contents of 20,000 journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published each year. Also included are some open access journals which are housed on UK PubMed Central and Biomed Central. Zetoc is updated daily.

Please note that you have to be a member of UWE Bristol or another University to access Zetoc.



The largest, free table of contents service, with over 19,400 journal titles, including over 4000 open access titles. Save searches, and opt to have updates delivered via RSS feeds or by email. JournalTOCs is available to anyone.


Database alerts

Many databases listed in the Browse databases lists allow you to set up email alerts to notify you when new articles (or other materials) are added.

You can usually configure alerts to select new articles by subject, author and keyword matches.

Popular databases that feature an alerting service include Scopus, Medline, Psycinfo, and a number of law databases.