Documenting your research strategy enables you to create reusable queries. This best practice can provide a time-saving way for you to keep up-to-date with new research in your field and be alerted to articles as they are published. Some databases even provide functionality for saving and exporting your queries.
When documenting your search query, it is helpful to not only keep track of your boolean search string but also a variety of other information to ensure your search results can be replicated in future. This can include:
UTL has a guide on tracking your research.
To make search alerts via Google Scholar:
To create email alerts within ProQuest, create an account. Once you have successfully created an account and logged in, you can then set up an alert:
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