Create and Manage Alerts

You can create an alert, which is a search that runs automatically and notifies you of any results. You can specify how often the alert is run.

To get the best, on-target alert results, refine your search before saving it as an alert. Here are some suggestions:

  • Use search terms that are specific to your research, joined by connectors to define the relationships of the search terms. For example, medical negligence or clinical negligence
  • Avoid terms that are too general, such as illness or behavior.
  • Filter your results before creating your alert. On the results page, select from the filters in the left pane to specify the jurisdiction, time frame, practice area, and so on, that you want to focus on.

Once you've created an alert, you can review it and make further changes to it, including reviewing any search results that have been found through the alert, pausing it, deleting it, or sharing it with others.

To learn how to create an alert, watch this short video or complete the steps outlined below:

To create and work with an alert:

  1. Run a search.
  2. When you have the type of results you want, select the alert icon () above your results. The Alert dialog box appears.
  3. Provide the information required on the form. (Using this form, you can specify how often you want to be notified of any results, how you want to receive the results, and other options. See Create New Search Alert Page for information about each of the fields on this form.)

You can review all of your alerts by choosing the Alerts in the [UserName] drop-down list (the list label shows your user name), located at the top of any page. When you first view the alerts list, it is filtered based on which experience you are working in when you view all alerts.