OECD iLibrary new feature: Saved search alerts

The OECD iLibrary is a database of publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998, available to the entire SBE community.

OECD iLibrary contains thousands of e-books, chapters, tables and graphs, papers, articles, summaries, indicators, databases and now also Podcasts – discoverable by theme, country or content type.

This year, the database presents us with a new functionality, which allows the creation of personalized saved search alerts. Now it’s possible to save your site searches for later re-use and convert them to receive content alerts matching the saved searches. The site checks daily if new content has been uploaded and sends you an e-mail with a list of items that matches your saved search.

Alerts can have a very positive impact on the way we update our topics of interest, as they eliminate the need for systematic research, and automatically direct new articles of interest that appear in the database.

More information, guides and video tutorials on using the database can be found on the OECD help page.