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What is ZETOC

The ZETOC service provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC) database. The database contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year and is fully searchable. The subject journal coverage includes science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance and the humanities. The database covers the years from 1993 to date and is updated daily.
There is a list of all the available journals on the database.

ZETOC Alert is a current awareness service which, will email you the table of contents from particular journals or receive details of articles which, match some pre-defined search criteria such as an author's name or keywords from the title. The email alerts will be sent on the day the new data is loaded into the database.

Registering for ZETOC alert

To access ZETOC alert you will be prompted for your ATHENS username and password. You can use either personal or access ATHENS accounts.

Once you log in you must create a new Alert List by entering your email address in the box provided. You will also be give the option to give your list a name, if you chose not to then the system will automatically generate one. To modify your list you will need to be aware of the list name. You can then follow the link through to add journals and search terms. You can select the journals for which you would like to receive an email containing Table of Contents for new issues either alphabetically, from a subject list or by entering a search string.
You can also attach keyword and author searches to your alert. All alert lists are set to expire 12 months from the date the list was created but you can renew the list at any time, you will also be notified via email 4 weeks before your list is due to expire.

Further Information on ZETOC

Check the ZETOC FAQ for further information and support on using ZETOC.

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