Answered By: Erin Guldbrandsen
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020     Views: 21091

To set up a search alert in Google Scholar, first run your search. On the results page, locate and click on the Create Alert icon:

Creating an alert will allow you to be updated when new items are published that match your search parameters. Search alerts are a great time saver! You do not need to visit Google Scholar again and again to perform the same search. Instead, articles matching that search will be sent to you.

Here are the steps to set up a search alert in Google Scholar:

  1. Go to Google Scholar and perform a search for your topic. Learn search tips for Google Scholar.  
  2. Locate the Create Alert icon. This might be 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.
  4. 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 be sent.

  5. Click Create Alert.



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