You may have noticed that several databases to which we subscribe offer you the option of registering for a personal account. In one case (JSTOR), such a registration is required. The advantage of personalized accounts for most databases is similar to what you’ll find with your MyJSTOR account: the ability to save article citations. However, others offer the option to set up search alerts or to organize saved search results into folders.
In addition to JSTOR, the following databases to which MW subscribes offer personalized accounts:
- Access Science (save images for later use in presentations or reports)
- Literary Reference Center (save articles, stories, and poems, and organize them in folders)
- Science Direct (save article citations and sign up for search alerts)
- Scientific American Archive Online (save article citations, organize them into folders, set up email alerts, and more)
Even though Gale does not offer personal accounts for their databases, you may set up search alerts in PowerSearch to be sent to a designated email address.