How to create and save alerts on ScienceDirect

Why use a search alert on ScienceDirect?  A search alert will notify you by e-mail when a saved query retrieves new results.

To create an alert

1. Navigate your browser to ScienceDirect.com, then create and run a search
Create and save alerts on ScienceDirect - step 1

2. On the results page, select “Save search alert”

Create and save alerts on ScienceDirect - step 2

3. On the Save Search Alert page, complete the following fields:

  • Alert Name - Enter an alert name.
  • Email Address - Enter the e-mail address where notifications of the alert will be sent.
  • Frequency - Select how often you want the alert to run.

Create and save alerts on ScienceDirect - step 3

4. Select “Save” to save the search alert and return to the search results page.


To change the e-mail address where alerts are sent

1. Update the e-mail address on the “Change personal details and settings” page.

Change the e-mail address where alerts are sent on ScienceDirect - step 1


2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to “ScienceDirect alert settings” and edit.

Change the e-mail address where alerts are sent on ScienceDirect - step 2


To sort alerts

1. Click on “Manage your alerts”

Create and save alerts on ScienceDirect - Sort Alerts

2. On this page you can sort alerts by Alert name or Frequency in ascending or descending order. Do so by selecting the “Alert Name” column title/arrows or the “Frequency” column title/arrows to change the sort order.

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