Setting Email Alerts in Google Scholar

Many of us enjoy using Google Scholar to search for journal papers. If you are a regular user of Google Scholar, you probably know that the Proxy Bookmarklet provides one-click access to the full-text, as long as NUS Libraries subscribes to that issue of the e-journal.

But did you know that you can now set up email alerts in Google Scholar? Just do a search, then click on the “mail” icon.

create email alert

Type your email address and click on the “create alert” button. You will receive an email asking you to verify your email and once you have verified your email, you will receive alerts of new results. You can set up alerts for title searches as well as author searches. You can also set up an alert whenever a paper is cited. To do this, click on the “Cited by” link.


For those who prefer to use RSS feeds to keep updated, note that currently, Google Scholar alerts are available only available via email and not RSS.

Do let me know if you find this helpful!

Aaron Tay
Central Library

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