Answered By: Laura Sider
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2017     Views: 137

Q: Is there a way I can be notified when new articles in my area of interest are published in Google Scholar?
Answered by: Laura Sider
Google Scholar informs you of new articles in your area of interest through two primary methods. 
The first method is something called "Google Scholar Alerts." On the main Google Scholar search page, look above the logo. There is a section called Alerts where you can create alerts and review the ones you have already set up. On the search results page, there is a "Create Alert" link below the other facet options on the left-hand side. You can use all of the search operators you would use in Google Scholar to customize the alert features.
The second method is called "My Updates." If you have a Google Scholar profile (called My Citations) containing papers, book chapters, and other scholarly materials, Google Scholar will attempt to mine the contents of your academic publications, including their bibliographies. "My Updates" shows you recently-published literature that Google Scholar considers similar to the content that you have published and the resources that you have used. It's most useful for graduate students, postdocs, and research scientists or faculty who have academic publications.

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