Rohit Aggarwal

August 14, 2006

Tip for setting up alert on ABI/INFORM

Filed under: Interesting — Rohit Aggarwal @ 4:43 pm

‘Set Up alert’ is a nice option in ABI/INFORM to get intimation about new editions of Journals. But if you are setting an alert for too many journals then it can be tricky. Here are few things that I find useful:

If you want to set alert for  – Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Information Systems Research, …etc. then you have two options:

=> you can write in a single text box, for example “Journal of Marketing Research” or “Marketing Science” or…   and choose publication title in the drop box.

=> you can add rows and in each row, you can add journal name and choose publication title in the drop box. Remember to choose “or” option from the extreme left drop down list.

Another thing to watch out is wrong results. For example, even though you enter Marketing science in quotes ABI/INFORM will give you results from “Academy of Marketing Science”. To deal with this problem choose “and not” option from the extreme left drop down list and put all such names in the text box.

Figure: Screenshot from Search Page of ABI/INFORM

Rohit Aggarwal

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