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Ovid: AutoAlerts

Ovid's Personal Accounts enable you to create and maintain a private workspace for your saved search strategies and AutoAlerts. When you save a search as an AutoAlert, Ovid will automatically run your saved search and deliver the latest results to your email. 

View the Creating Ovid AutoAlerts Tutorial
- This tutorial explains how to create an account and save an AutoAlert. 

To set up an AutoAlert: 

  • Log in to Ovid, click on the "My Account" link at the top. 
  • Create a username and password. 
  • After you are signed into your personal account, run a search you want to save. Include any limits you want to add before saving your search. 
  • After you have completed your search, select the "More" link. 
  • Using the More drop-down menu, select "Create Auto-Alert" as the type of search to save. To receive email results of your saved search, you need to select AutoAlert as the type. 
  • Select the options you prefer, including how frequently Ovid will run your search, then click "save." 
  • You will now start to receive emails with links to new citations that match your search criteria.