[The following blog post was written by Kristin E. Cangialosi, a graduate student in the Department of Library & Information Studies.]
Rather than searching Google for the information you want, why not have Google deliver the information to you? By creating a Google Alert, you can receive emails when Google finds new results for any topic you are interested in!
1) Start by going to https://www.google.com/alerts
2) Type a keyword or two into the search box. Before creating the alert, “Show options” will allow you to customize your alert settings.
3) Several options are available to customize your alert settings such as how often, how many, and what types of results you want. If you are already logged into your Google account, your email address will be listed.
4) Create your alert, and start getting the search results you want delivered directly to your inbox!
Now that you have Google Alerts covered, stay tuned for our upcoming post, “My Information Delivered, Part 2: Database Notifications.”