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Setting Search Alerts
When you set a search alert, you allow OneSearch and other sites to send you notifications any time a new result for your most successful search appears in the databases.
Search alerts are great for collecting research on a topic over a period of time. With search alerts, you can:
- Make long-term projects and senior seminar papers easier
- Let your inbox collect results when you are unable to do research
- Generate citations using the OneSearch alerts, so that you won’t have to format them later
Before you begin with search alerts, you'll want to think about
- Setting up many different search alerts for different sets of keywords. Searching for all of the keywords at once will often narrow your results too much
- How frequently you want to receive alerts. Remember that you WILL be getting emails and notices about them A LOT