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Alert Services

Sign up for Alert Services from the Law Library

Select the subjects you are interested in and receive an email each month letting you know what new books we've acquired in your areas of interest, by signing on to our Custom Email Notification. With one or two clicks, faculty can request a book and have it delivered to their New England mailbox.

Many databases and websites let you sign up for email alerts & tailored newsletters.
Any Reference Librarian can help you set them up. Here are some you might find useful if delivered to your inbox:


BNA/Bloomberg (Bloomberglaw password required) has an alert service which offers dozens of weekly email newsletters, covering topics such as criminal law, employment law, health law…the list goes on.  This link requires a BloombergLaw sign in & brings you directly to the "Manage Email Notifications" page.  There are more instructions at the law review topic selection page on BNA/Bloomberg

Current Index to Legal Periodicals:

SmartCILP is a very helpful website that indexes law-related articles. Ask a reference librarian for a code that will let you sign up for a free, custom-made weekly email update.


EBSCOhost provides email alerts for its databases. In order to sign up for these alerts, you need to create an account.  We currently subscribe to: Academic Search Premier (which is a multi-disciplinary academic database. You can set up alerts for each of these databases. You will then be able to do a search and sign in so that the search is run periodically and you receive email alerts.


Law360 is an excellent current events service, updated throughout the day, which allows you to sign up for daily email alert services. (Note: these are links to our Proxy Server - which means you must be on campus, or have a current NEL|B Barcode)


To create an alert, click on the icon shaped like a bell after executing a search.


PubMed is a very well-respected medical and science database, offering alert services. Here is a video demonstrating how to set up an email alert.


Faculty can set up individual subscriptions to SSRN and receive alerts.  In order to get an individual subscription, contact the director of the Law Library, Anne Acton.  The procedure for creating alerts is explained in this video that is part of the SSRN FAQ.


To set up an alert in WestlawNext, go under the tab labelled "Tools" and choose the "Alert Center."  This will allow you to enter a search which Westlaw can run daily, weekly or monthly.


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