Alerts are periodic, usually weekly, email
announcements of new articles on select topics or table
of contents for specific journal titles. Aside from the Government Reports Alert, the Think Tank Alert, and the website gleanings section of Facilities, which are available to all NASA personnel, the HQ library's alerts are only offered to NASA Headquarters personnel currently registered as library patrons, due to intellectual property issues.
The great advantages of alerts are:
- SAVE TIME: no more leafing through multiple journals
and newspapers for articles on your topic
- SAVE MORE TIME: browse only articles that are in
your field(s) of interest
- NO MORE PHOTOCOPYING: have full-text articles delivered
to your email account
- WIDEN YOUR NET: our alerts cover a much wider range
of research journals, magazines, and news venues (literally
thousands) than you or the library could ever subscribe
to. On the other hand, they can also focus on only
the periodicals you need.
When you want to read any of the articles
in an alert, just reply to the email with your selections
and we'll send you the full-text within one day. Library
patrons can subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and listing the alerts you would like. Don't see the
topic you need? Let us know and we'll create a new alert
just for you.
alert searches Asian publications (in English) for news
on aeronautics, satellites, astronomy and manned space
activities by Asian nations. This alert arrives in your
mailbox on Tuesday.
Astrophysics and Csomology: This alert finds articles relating to discoveries in astrophysics and cosmology.
This alert searches Australian and New Zealand publications
for articles on aeronautics and space activities.
Aviation Safety: The Aviation
Safety alert finds articles about aviation safety and
accidents around the world.
Budget: The Budget Alert
tracks congressional hearings and major news articles
about NASA's budget, spending and appropriations.
Commercialization and Technology
Transfer: This alert captures news stories that
mention the commercialization of NASA technology. It
occasionally includes commercialization success stories
from other agencies.
Cryosphere: This alert
finds articles relating to research on the Arctic and Antarctic.
Earth Science: This alert
captures news articles about NASA earth science programs.
alert covers efforts that NASA is making with primary, secondary, and postsecondary schools to increase science literacy and prepare young people for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
This alert covers general environmental and pollution
articles in the news focusing particularly on environmental
management systems, NEPA, CERCLA and Superfund issues.
Espionage: This monthly
alert focuses on research papers, reports, and studies
on industrial and economic espionage. The vast majority
of papers located are NOT available electronically and
require interlibrary loan requests to obtain them.
European and Canadian: This alert covers the Canadian Space Agency, the European Space Agency, its members, and other European states' space programs. It is restricted to articles in English.
Exoplanets: This alert finds articles relating to discoveries of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun.
Facilities: The Facilities Alert finds articles relating to campus and facilities planning and maintenance. This comes in two parts. Part I is composed of articles from a limited access database that only HQ library staff can access. Part II is composed of announcements and press releases from prominent trade groups, such as the US Green Building Council.
Featured Library Titles: The Featured Library
Titles Alert tracks new and significant books and other
resources now available in the library.
Federal WorkForce: This
alert finds articles on the NASA workforce, the federal
workforce, recruiting & human capital in the government,
and minorities & diversity in the workforce.
Government Reports: This alert gathers Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Government Accountability Office (GAO), NASA Inspector General (OIG), Congressional Research Service (CRS) and other government reports relevant to the goals and missions of Headquarters.
GPRA and Financial Management: This alert captures articles about the GPRA and financial management at federal agencies, especially those regarding integrated financial and enterprise management at NASA.
alert finds articles relating to discoveries made by NASA and other agencies on the Sun and its effects on the climate and magnetic field of the Earth.
This alert focuses on the Hubble and Webb Space Telescopes.
Infrastructure: This alert
seeks news articles and legislative actions addressing
the condition and management of government facilities
and building infrastructure.
This alert searches for articles about nations interacting
in aviation and aerospace activities. It covers areas
such as policy, research, and the ISS.
Israel/India: This alert
searches for any articles on public and private sector
aeronautics or space activities in India and Israel.
IT Legislation: This alert
collects news media reports of legislative and presidential
actions regarding information technology
Latin American and African Aerospace News This alert searches for articles on aerospace news and events in Latin America or Africa. It is restricted to articles in English.
Management: Finds articles
in popular business & management journals on such
topics as teamwork, organizational development, change
management, systems engineering, project management,
human resources management, reengineering and more.
Middle East: This alert
covers Middle Eastern activities in aeronautics and
space. Articles include military aviation acquisitions
but not battlefield rocketry.
Nuclear Power in Space: This
alert collects news articles worldwide about NASA's
nuclear propulsion initiative and nuclear-powered probes.
NEOs: This alert covers news and opinions about Near Earth Objects and efforts to prevent catastrophic collisions with NEOs.
OpEds: OpEds captures
editorials, opinion pieces, and Letters to the Editor
from around the world about NASA and space exploration.
Orion: The Orion Alert
tracks worldwide English-language articles on issues surrounding the development, funding and construction of the Orion (MPCV) and the Space Launch System (SLS).
Russia/Ukraine: This weekly
alert searches for articles pertaining to Russian and
Ukrainian aviation and aerospace activities and policies.
Security: This alert focuses
on government efforts to improve physical security at
Federal buildings and facilities. Articles may include
legislative actions, news items, and research and technical
Space Station Research and the
Commercialization of Space: This alert was created
to fill two needs. It searches for articles related
to the scientific endeavors aboard the space station
as well as articles related to governmental and non-governmental
attempts at making space commercially viable.
Table of Contents
Alerts: This service enables you to receive the
table of contents of specific journals and magazines
whenever a new issue is released. Articles available
electronically can be requested for immediate delivery.
Think Tank Alert: This alert focuses on reports and white papers that are relevant to NASA's operations from partisan, non-partisan, and aviation/aerospace industry think tanks.
Views & Policy: The
Views & Policy alert finds articles about space
policy, budget, management, and related issues.