A common feature on the web is the ability to set up a personal account and receive updated information. Alerts are most commonly delivered via periodic e-mails, but sometimes an RSS feed is an option. For library resources there are two common ways to approach alerting.
A journal alert will nearly always offer you a table of contents for the newly published issue. Links to the full text of the articles are sometimes included in the alert.
BrowZine -- The library recommends and supports BrowZine for setting up current awareness alerting for journals.
Journal TOCs -- This free web database, Journal TOCs, can be useful if you want to have alerting for a journal not included in BrowZine.
Additionally, most of our subscription database interfaces offer alerting if you establish a personal account. EBSCOhost and ProQuest are the two prime examples of such interfaces.
We are testing the alerting feature on our new system. When it is working properly we will update this box.