A common feature on the web is the ability to set up an account and receive updated information. For library resources there are two common ways to approach alerting.
This page will help you to use the library's resources for alerting.
Send any particular questions about alerting (for either books or journals) to: Ask Us
A journal alert will nearly always offer you a table of contents for the newly published issue. Links to the full text of the articles will not necessarily be included in the alert.
Classic Catalog -- stay up-to-date with books and items coming into the library that may be of interest to you.
1) From the library's home page click on "Classic Catalog."
2) Do a search.
3) On the results list click on the "Save Search as Alert" button.
4) Login with your MSU ID and last name.
5) Click on the "My Searches" tab.
6) Go to the "Alert Frequency" drop down and select your preference.
7) Click on the "Save Changes" button.
8) Log out.
You have now created an alert that will be sent to you when new items that fit your search parameters are added to the collection!
||BrowZine -- The library recommends and supports BrowZine for setting up current awareness alerting for journals.
Journal TOCs -- This free web database, Journal TOCs, can be useful if you want to have alerting for a journal not included in BrowZine.
Additionally, most of our subscription database interfaces offer alerting if you establish a personal account.
EBSCOhost and ProQuest are the two prime examples of such interfaces.