Alerts will make your recurring searches even easier by automating your search and sending you the results on a regular basis. To receive alerts on your topic(s) of interest, simply create an Alerts account, specify your alert parameters and check your email. For additional information, please choose from one of the below help topics.
Alerts registration is free, fast and simple. Click on the Register! link on the Alerts page, supply your name, email address and a password. You must confirm receipt of the alert email to activate your account by clicking on the email link. At this point, you can begin creating alerts.
The Alerts homepage allows you to navigate through the details of current alerts, create new alerts, modify alerts and delete alerts. The left hand navigation pane lists your alerts along with the most recent number of returned results. Selecting an alert here will allow you to edit the alert information, view archived results or delete the alert.
The Alert Details fields are similar to the Science.gov Advanced Search fields.
To create an alert from your search, go directly to your Alerts homepage by clicking the "Create alert from this query" link on the search results page. The information entered into the advanced search page will automatically populate the fields on the alert creation page. You can then edit the alert parameters. If you have not created an Alerts account, Science.gov Alerts will remember your search information while you create and verify your new account.
Typically, the first alert email you receive will contain a full results list on your selected parameters. From this baseline, Science.gov Alerts will de-duplicate all future results, returning only newly published results or those not previously found.
Once you have received your first batch of results via email, you have the option of configuring your alert parameters for automatic delivery through an RSS or ATOM feed. All new results will automatically feed directly into your reader of choice as well as your mail server.
Viewing results can be done directly from email, feed reader or from the Science.gov Alerts results page. Clicking on a result link takes you directly to the corresponding result on the source's website.
Your Alerts results can be integrated with Selections from you regular search results for browsing, printing or exporting. As with the Selections option on the Science.gov results page, checking the box next to the result will add it to your selections. These selections are available for your entire browser session.
Available export options on the Selections page include emailing results, citations export and printing. You may email results to any email address desired in text or HTML format. You may also download the selected results into a citation manager via an RIS formatted download.
Science.gov Alerts will keep up to 6 previous alerts for each specific query term. This is based on alert frequency, so you may access up to 6 years, 6 quarters, 6 months, or 6 weeks. Because the result link is a permanent link to the source result, it will be good until the source changes the link.
To modify an existing alert, simply select the alert from your Alerts homepage, and use the alert parameter fields to make your changes. Then press "Save Alert". Your next emailed alert will return new relevant results for your modified search criteria, but exclude previous results found for this alert. You will receive your modified Alerts mailing that day.
To delete an existing alert, simply select the alert from your Alerts homepage and click the Delete button in the upper left hand panel. A pop-up window will verify that you want to delete. You may cancel this process or click Delete to remove the alert. You will receive no future notifications on this alert.
Select the "Forgot your password? Reset your password" on the Login page, and provide your e-mail address in the space provided. You will receive an e-mail with directions for resetting your password.
Click on the User Profile link at the top of the page after you have logged in to your alerts account. From here, you can edit your email address, user name and password. You can delete your alerts account. An e-mail will be sent providing a link to a Web page to confirm the e-mail address change.
Additional questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.