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Business Source Complete: Alerts and Folders: Creating Alerts & Folders in Business Source Complete

Creating Alerts

By creating an alert, Business Source Complete can automatically notify you of newly published literature in your areas of interest. These services range from e-mails of a journal's latest table of contents to RSS feeds of customized citation alerts.

Setting up a Journal Alert

  • You can set up an e-mail alert to automatically notify you each time a new issue for a selected journal title is available. Click here for detailed instructions.

Saving a Search as an Alert

  • You can save advanced searches as alerts and have EBSCOhost e-mail you with any new results. You can also retrieve those alerts to perform the search immediately, instead of waiting for the alert to run. Click here for detailed instructions.

Using RSS with Alerts

  • If you prefer to view your search or journal alerts via an RSS reader, one-step alerts offer a quick and easy way to obtain the alert syndication feed, which you can then copy into your RSS reader. Click here for detailed instructions.
  • What is RSS?

Using Folders

When you create an account on EBSCOhost, you have your own personal area (folder) to collect and store articles and documents for use at a later time. All of the items you save to your personal folder remain in your folder until you remove them. Only you can access your My EBSCOhost folder. Folders can also be shared among colleagues with their own EBSCOhost personal accounts.

Using Your Personal Folder

Creating and Managing Custom Folders

Sharing a Folder

Accepting a Shared Folder

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