Setting up alerts when new ebrary titles match your criteria

Want to be alerted if new titles on your ebrary site match certain criteria? Or if a particular title is offered for purchase in the future? Simply follow the steps below to create the corresponding search.

To create a saved search:

1. Go to your ebrary site and sign in to your personal ebrary account

a. Saved searches follow your login, regardless of the ebrary site you’re on!

2. Create and run a search as follows:

a. Click on “Advanced” next to the Simple Search window

b. Set up your desired search criteria

To search for titles in a subscription collection you don’t have, see the Advanced Search Instructions below

Admins, to search for new purchasable content, add a search line and set “Collection” to “All Purchasable”

This will search ebrary titles available for purchase

Results returned will point to preview-only copies

Must be signed in as admin to see “All Purchasable” collection

c. Click “Search” (you need to do this for the search to be save-able)

3. Find and save your search as follows:

a. Under the Search tab, then under the SEARCHES tab, look for the search you just ran and click “Save” for that search

b. This will bring up a new window in which you can set search name, email address, search frequency (setting frequency to 0 turns off alerts)

c. Click “Create”

To modify your saved search criteria or search frequency:

1. Go to your ebrary site and sign in to your personal ebrary account

2. Under the Search tab, then under the SEARCHES tab, look for your saved search

3. Click on “Edit” for that search

4. Here you can change search name, email address, search frequency (setting frequency to 0 turns off alerts!!)

a. If you make changes here, click “Update” (takes you back to SEARCHES tab)

5. Or, to change the search criteria, click on “Edit Search Criteria”

a. Make any desired changes to your search criteria

b. Click “Search” (you need to do this for the search to be save-able)

c. Click “Update Search”

Advanced Search Instructions

You can search for titles in a subscription collection you don’t have; results returned will point to preview-only copies.

1. Go to the alltitles preview site at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/alltitles

2. Do an advanced search and include the collection to search (for example Academic Complete) and the criteria (for example Title includes opera)

3. Once you run that search, the URL at the top will include the search criteria. Select and copy the end part of the URL starting with “/search” – that is, starting right after the “/alltitles” part and all the way to the end of the URL.

For the example above, the URL will be (ignore line breaks shown):

http://site.ebrary.com/lib/alltitles/search.action?
adv.x=1&fromSearch=fromSearch&f00=collection
&p00=col_cust_acad_complete&f01=title&p01=opera&search=Search

Copy this part (ignore line breaks shown):

/search.action?adv.x=1&fromSearch=fromSearch
&f00=collection&p00=col_cust_acad_complete
&f01=title&p01=opera&search=Search

4. In a separate tab or window, go to your ebrary site

5. Sign in to your personal ebrary account (you’ll need to do this)

6. Edit the URL at the top by pasting in the copied search string right after your ebrary site name, and press return

7. If you’ve copied and pasted the right section of the URL, you’ll be searching the preview-only collection from your site