There are several different types of alerts that can be set up for tracking recent scholarship of interest. Many of the legal literature databases and online legal indices that the Law Library subscribes to allow researchers to create several types of alerts, including:
SmartCILP is a weekly personalized current awareness tool that indexes over 650 legal periodicals several weeks ahead of other legal periodical indices.
Users create their own profile to receive ToC alerts to selected periodicals and topic alerts for new articles in their area(s) of research. The weekly email includes links to the full-text of the listed articles in HeinOnline, WestlawNext, and LexisNexis.
Before creating your SmartCILP profile contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a SmartCilp authorization code. Access is limited to current UVic Law Faculty and students.
To setup Browzine:
On your tablets and smartphones:
You can also use Browzine on your computer's internet browser.
JournalTOCs is a free current awareness tool that allows researchers to sign up for table of content email alerts.
1. To create a ToC alert in LegalTrac first locate the periodical you want alerts for by selecting 'Publication Search'
2. Next, locate the journal by entering the name of the journal or browsing through the list of all publications.
3. Create your alert by selecting 'Create Journal Alert'
4. Finish creating your alert by entering your email address. Alternatively you can use the URL to receive your alert via RSS feed.
1. To create a search alert in LegalTrac start by running your keyword search:
2. Once you have a search you want to create an alert for select 'Create search alert':
3. Complete your search alert by entering your email address and selecting how often you want to receive alerts. Alternatively you may choose to receive your alerts via an RSS feed.
Watch this short video to learn how to set up a ToC alert in Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (video).
Watch this short video to learn how to set up a saved search alert in Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (video).
Watch this short video to learn how to set up a ToC alert in HeinOnline (video).
The Law Library has a subscription to the Legal Scholarship Network on SSRN. SSRN's ejournals are an email alerting service comprised of abstracts of recently added journal articles, working papers and pre-press journal articles on your topic(s) of choice.
Law faculty and grad students interested in receiving Legal Scholarship Network ejournals please contact Contact any of our law librarians or email email@example.com.
The Law Commons is an open access repository of full-text journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, and conference proceedings. Researchers can also sign up for weekly emails listing newly added content in their areas of interest.