Want to know when your paper has been cited?
Want to see the latest table of contents of your favorite journal(s)?
Want to see what has been recently published in your field?
You need ALERTS!
You can set-up e-mail alerts or try something new: news feeds (RSS).
All major databases allow you to save a search and use it as an alert for the specific topic. Every time a new paper that meets the criteria of your search is added to the database, you are notified, via e-mail or RSS feed (your choice). This feature is available for all major databases such as Web of Science, Scopus or Engineering Village (these features require user registration).
You can set up alerts to be notified of the latest articles published in specific journals that you want to monitor closely. This feature is availalble for IEEE and ACM publications and all major journal publishers: Elsevier (ScienceDirect), Springer, Wiley. These personalized features require registration (free).