What are Preferred Searches and Email Alerts?

If you have a favorite author, title, or subject, that you search for frequently, you can save it as a Preferred Search when you are logged into My Account. That way, when you log into My Account in the future, you can just click on the Preferred Searches link to quickly find items that match the search terms. By checking the Mark for Email checkboxes on your Preferred Searches page, and selecting Update List, you can have the system send you email notifications when new items matching your search terms are added to the catalog. In order to use the Email Alerts feature, the library must have your email address.