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Using the My Profile facility


In this section you will be able to set-up, review and edit your alerts and saved searches, marked lists, free trials, newsletters and subscriptions. You can also update your details.

Please Note: You must register to use this feature (click here to register). If you have already registered your Emerald profile simply enter your details in the login boxes at the top of the page.

Using the Alert services

This feature provides personal email notification of new articles published online, ensuring that you are kept up-to-date with the very latest research. You can recieve these updates in three ways:

Saved Search Alert

After each search from within Emerald you will be given the option of adding it to your alert profile.

  1. Simply click on the 'Save search' option.
  2. The screen will display your current search along with any saved searches you have previously set up. Please enter a name for your saved search in the box provided, so that you can easily identify it in future.
  3. Select the maximum number of articles that you will see in each alert by altering the box marked 'Hits'.
  4. Once you are happy with the alert details click on 'Add' to add it to your alert profile.

Each time new articles are added to the database, you will be sent the brief citations of any new articles that match your search criteria.

Managing Saved Searches

In the left hand menu click on 'Manage saved searches' on any search results page. The next page lists all your current saved search alerts. Here you can update, test or delete your alerts.

  1. Click on 'Edit'.
  2. You can alter the name of your saved search here.
  3. You can also alter the maximum number of articles that you will see in each alert by altering the box marked 'Hits'.
  4. Click on 'Update' to save any changes.

Once you have finished your amendments you can test the search by clicking on 'Test'.
If you decide to remove the alert, simply click on the 'Delete' option next to the relevant alert, or select 'Clear All Previous Searches' to delete them all.

Table of Contents (ToC) Alert will e-mail you the contents page of any chosen journal whenever the latest issue becomes available online.

  1. Login using your My Profile login details
  2. Click on 'My Profile' in the left hand navigation menu
  3. Click on 'Alerts'
  4. Click on 'TOC'
  5. Click on 'Add Journal' in the centre column
  6. Click on the initial letter of the journal you want to add
  7. Highlight your chosen journal(s) by clicking on them (use the Ctrl key to highlight  multiple journals)
  8. Click 'Add' to move your chosen journal(s) into your ToC alerts list
  9. Click 'Done' to complete the process
  10. Click 'Save' to save your selection
  11. Click 'OK' to proceed

The journals will now appear in your ToC alerts list.

Weekly Digest Alert will e-mail you a summary of all the Emerald Fulltext journals updated each week. They are available in two formats. You may subscribe to an alert that contains a list of all journal issues published, or to an alert that contains a list of issues from journals that your organisation subscribes to.

  1. Select 'Alerts' then 'Weekly Digests' from the left hand menu
  2. To subscribe, simply select the appropriate option and click on 'Save' to confirm
  3. To unsubscribe, simply deselect the appropriate option and click on 'Save' to confirm

Marked List

When you have completed a search within Emerald you will be given the option of adding the results to your marked list.

Once you are happy with your marked list you have a number of options to choose from:


The statement page allows you to view your subscribed Emerald services. It includes the following details:

Membership Areas

This is where you can become a member to different areas of the Emerald website. The areas available for selection are:

To register, login into your 'My Profile' and click 'Membership Areas' on the left hand navigation. You should now see the above options. Please tick the areas you wish to join and click 'Update'.


This is where you can review the Emerald newsletters you subscribe to. Simply check the box next to the relevant newsletter and click on 'Update'.

The newsletter(s) will be sent to the e-mail address you entered when you registered your Emerald profile.

Free Trials

This section of our website gives you the opportunity to trial one or all of our databases.

To register simply tick the box(es) of the trial(s) you wish to explore and select 'OK'.

Now select the 'Search & Browse' option on the left hand navigation to locate the content you wish to access.

My Journals

This section of the website allows you to bookmark your favourite journals.

To add a journal, please go to the homepage of the journal you wish to boomark. Now select 'Add to My Favourite Journals' at the top of the page.

To view your bookmarked journals simply select 'My Journals' from the left hand navigation (within 'My Profile'). Within this section you can also choose to remove a stored journal or add it as a ToC alert. 


This page displays the my profile registration form which needs to be completed before you can access any of the extra features available through my profile .

If you have registered then you have the opportunity to amend any of your details here including your my profile username and password. Once you have made the necessary amendments simply click on 'Update' to complete the process.