Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library


Table of Contents (TOC) Alerts

Table of Contents alerts allow you to be automatically notified when a new issue of a journal is published.

Contact Reference Services at 607-253-3510 or vetref@cornell.edu for assistance in creating your customized alerts or providing additional advice.

A number of options are available to Veterinary College faculty, students, and staff, including:

Journal Table of Contents Service
The Journal TOCs allows you to keep up-to-date with newly published scholarly material by enabling you to display, store, combine and reuse thousands of journal tables of contents from multiple publishers. Free registration allow you to create a customized list of your most important and favorite journals. Includes exporting options such as RSS feeds and formats for bibliographic managers.
More information, including an instructional video, is available on the library's Table of Contents (TOC) Alerts page.

Databases subscribed to by the Cornell University Library
Many CUL-subscribed databases provide e-mail (or RSS) alerts. Examples of vendor databases that include journals from multiple publishers and provide TOC e-mail alerts include:

  • PubMed:
    Create a search. Click on Save Search near the top of the page. On the MyNCBI screen, select Save. Respond to the question, “Would you like e-mail updates of new search results?” by selecting the frequency you would like.
  • ISI's Web of Science:
    Select the journals you want by conducting a Publication Name search. Click on Search History. Click on the Save History/Create Alert button and choose frequency of alert (options are weekly or monthly).

Publisher-provided TOC Alerts
Another option is to sign up for TOC alerts sent directly from publishers of journals or article databases to which Cornell University subscribes. This usually requires creating an individual profile at a publisher's Web site.