Answered By: Rip Rybnikar
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2020     Views: 10

From off-campus you will be prompted to login with your user name and your library password.

Both of our two major database collections allow you to create search alerts. These allow you to continue to collect information without running the searches yourself. Links to articles will literally be sent to you.


To use EBSCO Alerts you will need have an EBSCO account. This takes a few moments and allows you to save articles in a virtual folder for the duration of your time at MCC. Imagine that you have searched for materials on the book Walden. You see your results below. To the right of the search boxes you'll find a link labeled "create alert."

If you have not already signed into MyEBSCO you will get this message:

You can see the options. But, if you want email alerts you need to sign up. If you use an RSS reader, you can use the link generated above without a MyEBSCO account. If you have signed into your account you will receive this version of the alert.

Please pay attention to the source email address. Depending on your email service this email address ( might end up in your spam or junk folder. For your email address it can be either your personal account or your MCC account. Select frequency of delivery, date range of the search, and results format. Take a look at all of these before making your choices.


Look in the upper right side for "search alert."

Click the "search alert" button and you will find...


You will probably want to select email and you will see the following. Like EBSCO, you can use your MCC email or your personal email account.


And there you are.


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