Submitted by Bob Belford on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:32
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CREATING ALERTS

  1. SUMMARY  

Alerts may be created in two ways:

  • Search Reaxys => enter terms=> click Find => hover over a set in the Results List and click Create Alert => follow prompts
  • Click the History Tab (top row of the screen) => hover over an answer set and click Alert => follow prompts
  1. GRAPHIC SUMMARY
FlowChart-G3: Creating Alerts
  1. GENERAL COMMENTS

Keep in mind that when a full retrospective search is first done many thousands of answers may be obtained and it may not be feasible to look through them all.  Accordingly it may be necessary to narrow the answers in some way to obtain a manageable set of answers.  Nevertheless some important answers may have been lost during this process.  

However when alerts are created the number of answers (in the period to be updated, e.g., monthly) from the initial full retrospective search may be manageable, so consider an alert for the initial search

  • That is, 20,000 answers in a retrospective search over 30 years is not manageable, but this averages to around 50 per month (which is manageable).
  1. EXAMPLE

Create an alert for information on ‘effect of antibiotics on gut microbiomes’

  1. DETAILS

First you need to set up an account

  1. Click the Profile icon at the top right of a screen
  2. Click Account and enter your Reaxys Username, Email, and Password
Fig.1:  Screen to set up Account
Fig.1:  Screen to set up Account

 

  1. Next you need to perform a search e.g., the general search discussed in Workflow QS1.

This search gave over 3,600 Document Records

 Fig.2: Query to search for the effect of antibiotics on gut microbiomes (see Workflow QS1).  The full retrospective search gave over 3,600 Document Records of which around 90% were over the last 8 years.
Fig.2: Query to search for the effect of antibiotics on gut microbiomes (see Workflow QS1).  The full retrospective search gave over 3,600 Document Records of which around 90% were over the last 8 years.

 

  1. Click the History Tab at the top of the Reaxys screen
  2. Hover over the answer set of interest
  3. Click the link Alert that appears
 Fig.3:   Hover over an entry in History Tab, then click Alert
Fig.3:   Hover over an entry in History Tab, then click Alert

 

  1. Make any changes necessary, e., click the down arrow next to Frequency and specify the update required:
Fig.4: Screen to create an alert
Fig.4: Screen to create an alert

 

  1. Click Create Alert

Updates will be sent to your email address

 

  1. YOUTUBE

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