You can set up alerts for new articles on your subject, in databases like Scopus, Web of Science or PubMed. Do a search, create an account, and choose Save search / Set alert, to get automatic updates on new articles which match your search.
Many databases also allow you to create Cited Article Alerts, so you can be notified when a particular paper is next cited (and track who is citing you!).
provides access to the British Library's electronic tables of contents of journals and conference proceedings from 1993. Its collection contains around 29 000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers, and it is updated daily.
Log in with your Single Sign On and choose your favourite journals from the list.
Go to JournalTOCS, create an account and start your selection.
provides free alerts on the literature indexed in PubMed. To set up an alert, register on PubMed Crawler and enter your keywords. Once registered, you can modify your keywords, enter a new search alert or change the time you receive alert emails.
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