Current Awareness Service

Current Awareness Services provide an automated way to keep up with research interests. Users choose a specific database, periodical title, or publisher and specify the topics in which they are interested. Then they receive automatic emails or RSS feeds directly from the database or publisher with new articles that relate to their topics. Or users can choose to receive tables of contents of specific periodicals via email.

Several of the databases subscribed to by Regent University Library offer current awareness or email alerting services. These are available to Regent University faculty, staff, and students.

These services usually fall into two categories:

  • TOC: you receive tables of contents from periodicals of your choice.

  • Alerting: You specify search terms, searches are automatically run at specified intervals, and results are sent to you via email.

IngentaConnect
Use the IngentaConnect InTouch alerting services to stay informed of the latest journal literature via New Issues Alerts (Tables of Contents) as well as Search Alerts. Over 30,000 journals in a very wide variety of subject disciplines are covered.

Type of Service: TOC and Alerting via email and RSS feeds.

IngentaConnect TOC Instructions

Proquest Databases  
Large collection of citation and abstract databases focusing on natural sciences, social sciences, arts & humanities, and technology.

Type of Service: Alerting via email and RSS Feeds.

Proquest Instructions

EBSCOhost Databases (EBSCO) 
Multiple full-text databases are available on a wide variety of subjects.

Type of Service: TOC and Alerting via email and RSS feeds.

Instructions for alerts
Instructions for TOC (called Journal Alerts by Ebscohost)

EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS)
Use the My EJS feature to stay informed of the latest electronic-journal literature via Tables of Contents Alerts and Search Alerts. Over 8,000 e-journals in a wide variety of subject disciplines are covered.

Type of Service: TOC and Alerting via email.

Instructions: My EJS

Emerald Management XTRA   
Access to the full text/page image of over 100 journals in the fields of: Engineering, General Management, Human Resources, Information Management, Library & Information Services, Marketing, Operations, Production & Economics, Property, Quality, Training & Education.

Type of Service: TOC and Alerting via email.

Instructions: Register for My Profile

Project Muse  
Includes the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the fields of: literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and many others.

Type of Service: TOC via email and RSS feeds.

Instructions: Sign Up for Journal Alerts.

Sage Publications
ScienceDirect (Elsevier Journals)
Springer
Wiley Journals and Blackwell Synergy

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