Email Alerts: Keeping Up With Your Field

Current awareness tools and strategies to stay on top of new publications

Library Catalog

Library Catalog

My Library Account / Preferred Searches              

  1. Click on the "My Library Account" button at the top of any catalog  page or on the main library website.
  2. You will be prompted to login via your uark email account, or your last name and UA ID number. Your ID number is the nine-digit number on your ID card (NOT your Social Security number.)
  3. You can save up to 10 searches in your library account. These can be re-run each week to alert you to new materials in particular subjects or by particular authors.
  4. To save a search, click the "Search the Catalog" link from within your library account.
  5. Conduct a keyword, title, subject, or other search in the catalog. In keyword searching, you can limit your results to particular publishers, libraries, or formats.
  6. If your search retrieves satisfactory results, then click the "Save" button next to your search to save a preferred search.
  7. Once you have saved a search, return to your record and click the "Preferred Searches" link.
  8. From the list of preferred searches that you have saved, you can mark specific searches to receive emails about, informing you of any new materials that match your search criteria.
  9. Once you have checked the searches you wish to mark for email, then click the "Update List" button.

Note:  The Library Catalog  will use your University of Arkansas email account ( for email messages.