Search Alerts in MasterFILE Premier

Did you know that you can create a “search alert” in MasterFILE Premiere?   A search alert allows you to be notified any time an article on a topic of interest to you is added to the MasterFILE Premier database.  For instance, I have search alerts for local subject headings such as “La Roche College,” “Allegheny River,” and “Pittsburgh.”  Whenever a new article on one of my saved searches appears in MasterFILE Premiere, I receive an email with a link to the article. The articles can then be featured on our library Home Page or posted in the Local Interest Center.

For instructions on saving a search as an alert, click on “Help” in the upper right hand corner of the MasterFILE Premier home page, type “alert” in the search box, and select a topic for further instructions.

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Mary Lee Resnick

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Welcome to The Virtual Lexicon!

Do you ever feel like you don’t take full advantage of the databases we offer county-wide? (Do you sometimes even think you don’t really know all the databases available?)

How about downloading an eBook?  Do you feel like an expert?

This blog is designed to help you feel more prepared to use, recommend, and assist with all of the databases and downloadable services we offer county-wide.  It’s a joint effort of the Electronic Resources Evaluation Committee (EREC) and the ACLA Downloadables Committee.

Each week we’ll post at least one tip or trick that we think you’ll find helpful, or even just cool.  There will also be information here about upcoming trainings, where to find marketing materials for the databases and downloadables, and more.  Best of all, if you don’t want to have to worry about keeping track of blog posts, we’ll turn all the new posts into an electronic newsletter each month.

This blog isn’t all about EREC or the Downloadables Committee, it’s about how you use our electronic resources, so if you’ve discovered something great about one of our resources, let us know.  We love guest bloggers.  We also love suggestions for what you think we should cover, so comment away.

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