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Journal and Subject Alerts

Table of Contents Alerts (via TDNet)
Stay current with newly published literature. Tell us which journals you would like to receive email alerts for and we'll set it up for you (including journals we don't subscribe to).

Subject Alerts
Receive email alerts of new articles on your topic of choice. A librarian will save a search strategy in a medical database that runs automatically on a monthly basis (or as often as you'd like). The librarian will work with you to ensure you are getting the most relevant information. Contact us to set up subject alerts.

Other Helpful Resources

Available for desktop and mobile app

Create a personal account with BMJ Best Practice to access the desktop version or mobile app from anywhere, earn CME/CPD certificates and sign up for the following email alerts:

  • This Week in The BMJ: A weekly email with links to the latest articles from The BMJ.
  • The BMJ Editor’s Choice: A weekly email in which Dr Fiona Godlee highlights selected content from the latest issue.
  • Today on bmj.com: A daily email with links to the latest articles from The BMJ.
  • International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare: Information and offers about Quality Forum and from IHI.
  • One of 65 other journals from BMJ. You can choose to be notified of new content when it is published (Latest articles) and/or receive a Table of Contents (ToC) when a new issue is published

Receive email alerts for DynaMed topics:

To follow the latest updates in DynaMed topics, you have to create a personal account. An account can be created in DynaMed by clicking on the person icon in the top-right corner and then "Register Now". Then click on the icon again and sign in,

Once signed into your account, go to the page for the topic you want to follow and click on the icon with a plus sign that appears near the top-right (next to the printer icon). Select the type of alerts you want to receive and click "Follow."

Note: to unfollow a topic, go back to the page for that topic and click the minus sign icon (next to the printer icon near the top right). Or, go to the home page of DynaMed and scroll down to the list under "Followed" near the bottom-right of the screen, and click the minus sign icon to remove it. This displays all of the topics you are following. 

 

Set up ECRI Alerts

 

Receive emails from ECRI on:

  • Blog Subscription: Periodic emails to notify you when a new blog article has been published.
  • Membership Communication: Stay connected about your ECRI membership.
  • eNewsletter: A monthly newsletter sharing the latest industry news and ECRI insights. 
  • Patient Safety Assurance: Receive product information and offers around patient safety guidance, risk management, and patient safety consulting. 
  • Technology Decision Assurance: Receive product information and offers around cost, quality, and outcome services; technology and operations consulting; and environmental safety and construction planning.
  • Free Resources: Stay connected to be notified when new free resources are available for download.
  • Market Research: Stay connected to participate in and be informed about market research activities.
  • Media Releases: Stay up to date with news and updates from ECRI Institute.
  • Customer Service Communication: Receive feedback requests and customer service information. 
  • One to One: Allow an ECRI associate to make contact about my account or membership opportunities. 

Essential Evidence Plus Daily POEMs ("Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters") are synopses of new evidence carefully filtered for relevance to patient care and evaluated for validity. Daily POEMs emerge from continuous review, grading, and critical appraisal of all 3000+ studies published monthly in more than 100 journals. Using Essential Evidence Plus, you will have complete visibility into the archived collection of 3,500+ regularly updated Daily POEMs. Tap into summaries of relevant and essential evidence-based research that are presented in an easy-to-understand format. Quickly identify and understand the information you need and apply the research to your clinical practice!

Set up receipt of daily or weekly POEM emails through your STAT!Ref Preferences account, My STAT!Ref. Create a new account or login to your existing account by clicking My STAT!Ref at the top of the page. Once logged in to your account, go to the Alerts tab and Enable the Essential Evidence Plus Daily POEMs by clicking the Enable button. You may switch from Daily to Weekly by clicking the appropriate button.

Click on the "Email Alerts" link found on the right side of the page under "Conversation" to sign up for email alerts. The preferences you can select from include:

  • Electronic Table of Contents - The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
  • The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
  • Site Licenses
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Drug Interactions from The Medical Letter
  • Drugs of Choice
  • Content Licensing
  • The Medical Letter Searchable Collection
  • The Medical Letter Annual Bound Volume

Note: On the left side of the home page under "About Us", there is a link for "Continuing Education" where you can enroll in a self-study program that is based on content from the biweekly newsletter, The Medical Letter On Drugs and Therapeutics. This CME is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Natural Medicines provides a free monthly e-newsletter covering news and events on herbs, supplements, exercise, nutrition, complementary and alternative medicine modalities, practices, and policy. Fill out the form to sign up. The form can be found by going to Natural Medicines, hovering over "News" along the top right of the screen and selecting "eNewsletter". 

The CE/CME Center tab also includes evidence-based courses focused on clinical management of disease states and medical conditions. An account must be created in order to access this section and receive credit. 

Continuing Education resources are available in Nursing Reference Center Plus. The homepage has links to thing like skills videos and cultural competency resources. Click on the "Continuing Ed" tab above the search box to view all resources. 

Sign up for the PEN eNewsletter:

PEN keeps its users informed of new or revised content and services, as well as important practice information, through electronic communications. To sign up for the eNewsletter, scroll to the bottom of the screen in PEN and click "eNews Issues." You will then be able to browse past issues and there will be an option in orange text near the middle-right side of the screen that says "PEN eNews is Free! Sign Up Today." Click on this link and enter your email address. 

Click on the link that says "Subscribe for Free Email Updates" located near the top-right side of the home screen.  

Create an account to sign up for email alerts:

  1. Click on 'Profile' near the top-left side of the page.
  2. Select 'Register' to create a profile if you are a new user (or just sign in if you already have a profile). Once you've entered your information to create a profile, click 'Register Now'. 
  3. Click where it says 'Welcome (your name!)' near the top-left side of the page and click 'Alerts'.
  4. You will see the following list of alerts. Choose one and select 'Alert Preferences' to select content you want to receive email alerts for:

 

  • STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts offer a range of healthcare disciplines that can be chosen delivering relevant and meaningful EBM information focused on your healthcare interests, helping with your clinical decisions.
  • STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts RSS are available in the Medical, Nursing and Rehabilitation disciplines. Sign up for STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts Feeds and have content relevant to you delivered directly to your browser.
  • STAT!Ref Medical News Feed in conjunction with Reuters Health Medical News, keeps health professionals ahead of the curve with the latest key developments in the world of medicine and pharmaceuticals.
  • STAT!Ref Medical News Feed RSS are available in all Alerts Selections. Sign up for STAT!Ref Medical News Feed and have content relevant to you delivered directly to your browser.
  • ASHP’s Drug Shortages is the most widely recognized leading source of evidence-base drug shortage information for clinicians, consumers, and health policy leaders.
  • ASHP’s Drug Shortages RSS. Sign up for ASHP’s Drug Shortages and have content relevant to you delivered directly to your browser.
  • Essential Evidence Plus™ Daily POEMs ("Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters") are synopses of new evidence carefully filtered for relevance to patient care and evaluated for validity. Daily POEMs emerge from continuous review, grading, and critical appraisal of all 3000+ studies published monthly in more than 100 journals. Using Essential Evidence Plus, you will have complete visibility into the archived collection of 3,500+ regularly updated Daily POEMs. Tap into summaries of relevant and essential evidence-based research that are presented in an easy-to-understand format. Quickly identify and understand the information you need and apply the research to your clinical practice!