Answered By: Erin Gabrielson Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016 Views: 597
Set up a search alert in Google Scholar by clicking the Create Alert icon after you've done a search:
This allows you to perform a search in Google Scholar and then later to be updated when new items are published that match your search terms. This is a great time saver -- you do not need to visit Google Scholar again and again to perform the same search, but instead articles matching that search will be sent to you.
Here are the steps to set up a search in Google Scholar:
1. Go to Google Scholar and perform a search for your topic. See search tips for Google Scholar.
2. Look for the Create Alert icon in the left column of the results page:
3. You will then see options for your alert. The Alert query box will have the search you just performed. Leave this as it is.
Enter your email address in the Email box. This can be any email you want. The email you enter is where your search alerts will go.
4. Click Create Alert.
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