[kids-lib] Keep up on your reading: Gale Journal Alerts

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Tue Mar 30 08:29:07 PDT 2010

Hello!  The School Library Consultant, Jen Maurer, just sent out the following email out on the OASL listserv describing how to set up email alerts so you can keep up on your professional reading.  I just set up journal alerts for American Libraries, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and a few others. I  thought you might like this information too. 


Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528

From: libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Jennifer Maurer
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 4:49 PM
To: Post to Libs-Or (libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us)
Subject: [Libs-Or] Gale Tip: Journal Alerts

One way to keep up with your professional reading is to set up journal alerts for your favorite publications that are included in the Gale databases.
I set up one for School Library Journal, and from the email below you can see that the alert contains links to 5 stories in the current issue and a link to the complete list of SLJ's offerings via Gale.  Since the latter is in reverse chronological order, the list of results starts with all of the articles for the most current issue.  Click on the links in the email below for clarification.  You should not need a password.
Another way to use journal alerts is to promote Gale usage with your patrons.  Public libraries looking to tout services to the business community, for example, can show business leaders how to set up alerts for business journals.  The same is true for academic librarians with an audience of professors, etc.
To set up a journal alert, you do not need to have a personal Gale account.  However, to manage alerts - like change preferences - you do need one.  
How to Set Up Journal Alerts
Access any Gale database that uses the InfoTrac interface:  InfoTrac Student, General OneFile, etc.
Click on Browse Publications in the orange toolbar.
Search for a publication in the Find Title box on the left.
Click on the name of the journal once it appears under Publication Title in the center of the screen.
Click on the Search Alert/RSS Feed logo in the top right of the screen (orange box w/ white sound waves). 
Add your information in the box that pops up (email address, etc.) and click on Save.
You should receive an alert once the newest issue of your selected journal has been added to Gale.
Want to set up a personal Gale account?  From any InfoTrac interface, click on LOGIN at the very top right and then click on "New User? Click here to set up an account."  For a tutorial, click on Toolbox (near LOGIN at top of page) and then on Named User Tutorial.
Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Library Development
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR  97301-3950
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
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From: galeadmin at cengage.com 
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2010 5:10 AM
Subject: School Library Journal
Your Gale Search Alert has updated content. Here is a link to the complete list in reverse chronological order:
Or, select any of the links below to view individual results:
A federal fumble: nixing school library funds hurts those most in need.(Editorial).Brian Kenney. School Library Journal 56.3 (March 2010): p9(1). (491 words)  
Man on a mission: volunteer Dan Blank is bringing social media to a Harlem school, but it's not easy.(Tech Knowledge).Lauren Barack. School Library Journal 56.3 (March 2010): p12(1). (554 words)  
Promethean ActivBoard 370 Pro Series.(Interactive whiteboard).Jeffrey Hastings. School Library Journal 56.3 (March 2010): p13(1). (501 words)  
A 21st-c revise for E-rate.(Test Drive).Jeffrey Hastings. School Library Journal 56.3 (March 2010): p13(1). (173 words)  
A souped-up picture book: what the iPad might mean for libraries.(The NEXT BIG Thing).Christopher Harris. School Library Journal 56.3 (March 2010): p14(1). (528 words)  
If you no longer wish to receive this alert, please visit [omitted] page.
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