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EBSCOhost TOC Alerts

EBSCOhost provides access to the table of contents (tocs) of new issues of journals as they appear. By using their email notification, you can keep up to date with the TOCs in your field from EBSCO journals.

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Setting Up Your Journal Alerts Account

Choose the EBSCO database most related to your field by opening any EBSCO database, such as Academic Search Complete, from the Library's list of research databases. Click on Choose Databases. Most of these research databases will have a list of the journals they index that will indicate the database most useful to you for creating a Journal Alert. Open the selected database and click on Sign in at the top of the screen. Then click on I'm a new user and fill in the registration form. Once setup, you should login to Sign in to add or modify alerts.

To Create New Journal Alerts

Example 1
Screenshot of Share link
  • Open the EBSCO database that best reflects your interests.
  • Click Sign in to logon to your EBSCOhost account.
  • Click on the Publications tab at the top of the page.
  • Find the journal title you want an alert for.
  • Click on the title of the periodical to open the information screen.
  • Click on Share link that appears at the right (Example 1).
  • Click on E-mail Alert (Example 1).
  • Fill in the Create Alert form (Example 2):
    • Supply your email address and a subject line for the email message
    • Select the email format your prefer
    • Select Link to table of contents under "E-mail Contents."
    • Click Save Alert at the bottom of the form.

Example 2
Screenshot of  Create Alert dialog box

EBSCOhost will now run the search as new issues appear and email you the results.

To Review, Modify, or Delete Journal Alerts

  • Open the EBSCO database where the Journal Alert was set up
  • Click on Folder on the upper right of the screen
  • Click on Journal Alerts in the navigation column on the left of the page.
  • Click on edit alert to modify an alert.
  • Check the box next to an alert and click the Delete Items button to discontinue it.


For questions regarding registering or setting up Saved Searches, contact the subject librarian for your department.