Zetoc: The monitoring and search service for global research publications

Welcome to Zetoc. We are one of the world’s most comprehensive research databases, giving you access to over 36,000 journals and more than 59 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents and over 875,000 OA article citations and conference papers from PubMed.

Keeping pace with your peers, staying up to date with new research, and expanding your field of knowledge has never been so simple. We make it easy for you to set-up personalised email Zetoc Alerts or RSS feeds to track the latest articles or journal titles related to your interests. In most cases, you can access abstracts or the full text of articles, depending on your institution’s subscription arrangements. Additionally, OA content is harvested and indexed from PubMed and full text links available.

Our Jisc service is free for members of Jisc-sponsored UK higher and further education institutions, research councils. Among our subscribers are NHS organisations in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and a number of other institutions are also eligible to subscribe.

Zetoc Alert – Access

Set up, modify, renew and delete email alerts

Search for citations of journal articles and conference proceedings

Zetoc RSS – Access

Set up RSS feeds for journals

If you use Zetoc or Zetoc Alerts you are agreeing to be bound by the Conditions of Use.

Zetoc: Always improving

In line with our quest for continual improvement and user satisfaction, if you have any comments about the Zetoc service we would welcome your feedback.

You can also join the Zetoc mailing list where all future Zetoc news and information/updates regarding the service will be posted: zetoc@jiscmail.ac.uk


“It's great to wake up to the latest publications in your inbox!”
Zetoc Survey feedback

“Relevant content is delivered directly to my email and there are direct links to the abstracts and full papers.”
Zetoc Survey feedback

“INCREDIBLE service, can't recommend enough”
Zetoc Survey feedback

"Apropos of nothing, the best PhD tip I ever received was to sign up for Zetoc alerts for new journal articles."
Twitter feedback

"Comprehensive and helpful across a wide range of disciplines."
Zetoc Survey feedback 2019

"So so positive, I tell everyone about it and recommend new students find out about it - life saving service."
Zetoc Survey feedback 2019

"It meets a need which, I think, would otherwise go unmet."
Zetoc Survey feedback 2019

"Regular up to date info, easy to access and move to full text from email alert."
Zetoc Survey feedback 2019


Due to the current situation the British Library are advising of any interruption to their supply of data feeds and if the volume of content is likely to be affected. Further BL information.

We continue to add any content we receive and any PubMed data is loaded to the Zetoc database and Alerts are being sent out. Please do bear with us during this difficult period.

Zetoc Top Tip - Checking Journal Coverage.

Zetoc Survey 2019 - Results Summary.

Zetoc Top Tip - Searching 'Abstracts'.

Addition of the OA symbol on the Zetoc Journal List.

Need Help?

If you experience any problems with the service please contact the Zetoc helpdesk at help@jisc.ac.uk

Additionally we would welcome any feedback on how the Zetoc service can be improved.

Future enhancements will be announced on the Zetoc mailing list zetoc@jiscmail.ac.uk

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