Setting Up Alerts in ATLA Religion Database
A search alert is a saved search that is automatically rerun periodically, with results available to you in an e-mail message or an RSS feed.*
Search alerts are helpful if you want to be alerted whenever new articles appear on a particular topic.
After you've run a search which you would like to use as the basis of your alert, do the following:
- click on the link labeled "Alerts / Save /Share" (at the upper right of your results);
- under the "Create an alert" section of the resulting pop-up window, choose "E-mail Alert" or "RSS Feed." If you are not already logged in, you will be taken to a login page;
- on the "Create Alert" window,
- if you want an e-mail alert, fill in your e-mail address and select the general settings that you would like to apply to your alert;
- if you want an RSS feed, add the RSS feed that appears at the bottom of the "Create Alert" window to your feed reader;
- select the "Save Alert" button.
*RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an Internet method used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. An RSS document, which is called a "feed," contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text.
RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually.
[adapted from Wikipedia's article on RSS ]