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Keeping up to date in your topic area: New books


Most catalogues and subject databases will offer an online alerting service where you can define the topics on which you wish to be kept up-to-date by completing a search on the system and then saving your search as an alert.

Many book publishers provide an alerting service and will email details of new books in your subject area. 

Typically, you will need to register for this service on the publisher's website.

Which books have been acquired most recently for the library?

Visit Primo to see a rolling display of newly-acquired books in Aberystwyth University libraries on the homepage.

Visit the New Books page for more details on new items 
  • here you will see a list of the books that have arrived most recently and in what type of format (print/ebook)


  • search for newly-acquired books by arrival date, format and subject (Library of Congress classification)

  • set up an RSS feed

New books alert

Set up an alert for new books in the Library

To keep up-to-date on new books in the AU libraries that match your topic area, you can set up an alert on Primo. 

If you find that you are repeatedly searching for the same word or phrase, you can save a search term to My Account on Primo.

  • Ensure that you Sign In to Primo.

  • At the top of the search results page, you will see an option to Save query.


  •  If you would like to be notified by email when new results/matches are added to your search, click Turn on notification for this query on the banner that appears. 

Notification button

  • You will be sent an email with details of any new items received in the library's collections matching your search. 
  • Click on the push pin icon which is located in the top right hand corner of the Primo page to go to your favourites and then click the Saved Searches tab to view your saved searches. 

Publisher alerts

You can also sign up for alerts of new books published by particular publishers. (Some may require you to create an account).

Oxford University Press



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Cambridge University Press