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Research Alerts

Guide for WU students, faculty, and staff on research alerts and current-awarness services

Classic Catalog: Save searches and receive email alerts

Here's how to save searches in the Classic Catalog and have them delivered to your Inbox:

  • Log in to My Catalog using your WUSTL Key and password.
  • To save your favorite searches and run them again in the future, click on Search the Catalog
    •     Perform a search by Keyword, Author, Title, or Subject
    •     Click on button marked Save as preferred search to add this search to your list of preferred searches
  • To receive email alerts for library items of interest to you, click on Preferred Searches while logged into My Catalog. Click the button marked Your Record to return to My Catalog.
    •     Place a check in the appropriate Mark for Email box
    •     You will receive an email when new items based on your search criteria are added to the library.

Primo: Use the eShelf to save queries and alerts

SEARCH ALERTS ARE NOT CURRENTLY WORKING IN PRIMO. OUR VENDOR FOR PRIMO  IS WORKING ON FIXING THIS. IN THE MEANTIME, WE SUGGEST YOU CREATE ALERTS IN THE CLASSIC CATALOG AND/OR IN DATABASES.

Your eShelf is a place for you to save your work by saving searches and adding items to folders. NOTE: You must log in to your account to use and manage your eShelf. 

You can add items to your eShelf by clicking on the star to the left of the title. From within eShelf, you can create folders to organize your items. Click on a folder to open it and view the contents.

A query is a word or phrase you use in your search. To save a query, click Save Query in the upper left corner of the page, name your query, and select a Save option. You can view your saved queries by clicking eShelf in the upper right corner of the page, signing in, and clicking on the Queries tab.

WorldCat.org: Save and re-run searches

Create saved searches that you can re-run at any time by following these tips:

  • Sign in or create an account at worldcat.org
  • Perform your search and click Save Search at the top right of the results screen Save search icon

 

  • You will then be prompted to give your search a title and a description and make it public or private.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • While logged in you can visit your Worldcat.org Profile page to re-run saved searches,
    create lists, set your favorite library and more.
    • Worldcat.org Profile Page