Sign up for Search Alerts
Aug. 01, 2011
Tracking the latest research in ERIC just became easier with the addition of e-mail-based search alerting. Currently in beta, alerting is part of the updated My Saved Searches feature available through the My ERIC customization tool at www.eric.ed.gov. My ERIC users can sign up to receive weekly e-mail notifications whenever new records matching their search specifications are added to the ERIC Collection. The alert indicates the number of new items found and lists a few sample titles.
The alert feature can be used for existing saved searches as well as new research. Alerts can be activated for existing searches through the "View My Saved Searches" link in My ERIC. Alerts for new searches can be activated by simply marking a checkbox when the search is saved.
Search alerts extend the suite of features offered within My ERIC - a free, personalized workspace available to registered users. My ERIC users can store and re-use search criteria and results, activate search alerts (within the My Saved Searches feature), manage their profile, share searches with a research community, and submit materials for indexing. For more information about My ERIC, or to register, go to www.eric.ed.gov/myeric.