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Create Database Alerts

This guide will assist users on how to create alerts in databases.


To create alerts in ProQuest:

  • First, you must have a My Research account. If you have not yet created a My Research account, please view this PDF
  • Run your search.  Make sure that you have fine tuned your search to where the majority of records returned are useful .
  • Sign in to your My Research account, if you not already signed in.
  • On the results page, click on Recent Searches

  • For the search for which you would like to receive alerts, mouse over Actions and choose Create Alerts from the drop down menu.
  • Fill out the alert form.  You can choose to set up to have the alert sent daily, weekly, monthly or every three months.  The alert can be sent for a time period of two weeks, or for as long as one year.  Enter an email address.  Enter a subject line that will help you remember setting up the alert.
  • Click the Create Alert button.