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Current Awareness Sources: Periodical and Literature Tracking

Periodical and Literature Tracking

If you would like to track periodical databases for particular names or other search terms, follow the simple, step-by-step instructions set out for the services below.  Your Library Liaison will also be happy to help with this process.

  • LexisAdvance and Westlaw alert services (Daily / Weekly / Monthly).  These alert services automatically run a saved search in your chosen Lexis Advance or Westlaw files on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. (Alert searches will also work in case law databases.)  Results are reported to your email address or held online in your account. If you would like help setting these up or if you have any questions, please contact your Library Liaison.
  • Google Scholar alert services (Customizable Frequency).  Access Google Scholar through the Library’s web page (under Electronic Sources >> All subscription resources). Click the Alerts link at the top center of the page and then click Create Alert.  Follow remaining instructions.
  • SmartCILP (Weekly).  SmartCILP, from the University of Washington, provides weekly email delivery of “Current Index to Legal Periodicals” profile selections. Subscribers receive an email message each week that focuses the subscriber’s selection of Topical Groups; Subject Headings; and/or individual Journal Titles.  If you select Journal Titles, your weekly email will include access to the table of contents from each journal you specified in your profile. SmartCILP profiles can be changed as desired. To subscribe, click here and follow the step-by-step instructions.  If you would like help with SmartCILP or if you have any questions, please contact your Library Liaison.
  • bealerts  bepress Legal Repository/Berkeley Electronic Press (Weekly).  The bepress Legal Repository is a network of law-related research materials from law schools, institutes, centers, etc. It offers advanced search and personalized notifications similar to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).  You can subscribe to “bealerts” to keep track of newly published content, tailored to your interests. Click here; then enter a keyword or author name in the Notification Criteria field and then click Search. A new screen will appear with your results. Click Save this search on the new page to receive weekly updates based on your criteria.