Keep Up to Date with Zetoc Alerts

December 8, 2015

Would you like to keep up-to-date with a journal or topic?  Try Zetoc – available via HONNI.

Zetoc is the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents database and covers over 29,000 journals and over 52 million article citations and conference papers.  Zetoc automatically emails you the contents pages of new issues of journal titles of your choice.  You can also be alerted to articles which mention particular keywords in the article title.  Email alerts that you receive from Zetoc then link you to the article if it is available via HONNI.

Another useful feature is Zetoc RSS which allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds for individual journal titles.

Sound useful?  Here’s how to set up a Zetoc alert

  1. To access Zetoc, please go to HONNI Databases A-Z and click ‘Zetoc Alert’ – you may need to enter your HONNI Username and password.
  2. Type your email address into Zetoc and give your alert a name.  Click ‘Create’.
  3. The next screen will confirm that your alert will run for a year.  Click ‘Add Journals’
  4. Use the Journal Selection Options on the right-hand side of the screen to search for the journal about which you wish to be alerted (e.g. British Medical Journal).
  5. Journal will appear in results.  Click ‘Add’ beside the journal you want.
  6. Journal will be added to the left-hand ‘Display List Contents’ section.  Click ‘Journal Selection Options’ to search for more journals, if you wish to be alerted about multiple titles.  Repeat the above steps to add these other titles to your alert.
  7. And that’s it!  Every time a new issue of your chosen journal(s) is published, you will receive an email listing the articles appearing in it.  Provided that you have Zetoc already open on your computer, you can click on the links in the email to access article records in Zetoc, where you will be able to click HONNIConnect to check for the full text of articles.

If you require any help using Zetoc alerts, please contact your Subject Librarian.


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