Sources for Keeping Current

Table of Contents Services - Literature Search Automatic Updates - Evidence Alerts - Website Monitoring - Track Search Engine Results - RSS/XML Feed
Table of Contents Services

Most journal publishers also provide email or RSS alerts for individual journal titles when new issues are published. Visit the journal's homepage to subscribe.

Here are some suggestions for EBM from MedBioWorld or visit the publishers' websites to subscribe to many journals at once:
American Chemical Society As Soon As Published (ASAP) Alerts
Annual Reviews
BioMedCentral - Open Access Publisher
BioOne Journals - Alert
Blackwell - Registration
Cambridge University Press - EAlerts
Cell Press
Elsevier e-Alert Canada
Elsevier e-Alert
HighWire Press - My HighWire
ISI Personal Alert
Kluwer Alerts
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Nature Alerts
Oxford Journals - Content Alerting
PNAS Journals - CiteTrack
Springer Alerts
Taylor & Francis - SARA Alerts
Wiley InterScience - Alerts

Literature Search Automatic Updates

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PubMed searches can be stored and re-run at a later time, or searches can be automatically run and new results sent by email. For more information click here

Ovid Alerts (CINAHL, EBM Reviews, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO)
Request a personal account that will allow you to save your search strategies indefinitely, with the added benefit of auto alerts: new entries that fit your search criteria will be emailed to you as they are entered into the database.

Web of Science

Evidence Alerts

BMJ Updates
Provides best evidence tailored to area of interest/specialty; produced in collaboration by the BMJ Publishing Group and the Health Information Research Unit at McMaster University

Clinical Evidence (monthly e-mail updates)

Daily POEMs

Website Monitoring

Change Detect

Change Notes


Track Search Engine Results

Google Alerts



For more information about XML & RSS feeds, visit the McGill Health Sciences Library webpage:
What is XML and what does it do?

To create an RSS feed from a PubMed search strategy, click on "RSS" from the Send To box, and subscribe with your News Reader. For more detailed instructions:

BioMed Central RSS Feeds
All of the BMC open access journals have RSS feeds available for notification of new issues and table of contents.

HubMed: PubMed rewired
Create an RSS feed of literature search results from the National Library of Medicine's premier database, PUBMED.

National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC): What's New
Provides updates of clinical practice guidelines added to the NGC website.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Contains information on new evidence based publications, news headlines, new additions to the CRD database, and more

Last Updated: July 19th, 2005









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