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Create Database Alerts

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


To create alerts in EBSCO,

  • Run your search.  Make sure that you have fine tuned your search to where the majority of records returned are useful to your research.
  • You will have to sign into your account. (You can create one if you have not done so previously.)  Click on Sign In.
  • If you already have an account, enter your User Name and Password.  Else, click on Create a new Account.
  • There is a Personal Data Retention and Usage form that you will have to review and accept
  • At the top of the page, by the Advanced Search boxes, click the green "Create Alert" button.
  • Fill out the alert form.  You can choose to set up to have the alert sent daily, weekly, or monthly.  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 Save Alert.