Did you ever wonder how some people always seem to know the latest news about a topic? Well, you can be that person, too. You can create a Google alert where you will receive email messages whenever matching news is published on the public internet. It’s great for keeping up with your major paper topic, a future field of expertise, with family members, a favorite actor or musical group, your future car, places you hope to visit, or, your hobby.
Go to Google Alerts, login to your Google account, and set up your Google Search Alert. You can select frequency, language, region, and number of results you wish to receive for each alert you set up. And, it’s just as easy to turn off an alert when you get tired of it.
This is one of the tips librarians shared in our recent Google & Beyond Workshops.