How can I keep up with the tables of contents of my favorite journals?
There are two basic approaches to setting up automatic alerts: using a search engine (PubMed, Search Plus, etc.) or using the alert service provided by a particular publisher or eJournal. One advantage of using a search engine is that you can create an alert for a subject or author, as well as a journal.
Specific journals - On Lane's eJournals page, click on the title. On the provider's webpage, find a link for email alerts. This link may be included in a tools or services page, so you might have to dig. Follow the instructions on the journal or publisher website for setting up your alert. Some providers, such as Highwire, also offer alerts for related articles or articles which cite a particular article.
PubMed - Register for MyNCBI, and search for a journal title, an author, or a subject. The journals database (linked from the blue lefthand margin) is helpful to verify the journal title or abbreviation. Save your search and specify the desired frequency for email updates.
Other search engines provide links to save a particular search or to view search histories and then save a search. This often includes setting up the saved search as an alert.
For detailed instructions, consult the Help for any database. Email or your Lane liaison for additional assistance.