Can get e-mail alerts with or without Google account.
Create an account in Ebsco, then set up alerts!
Do not need account, just search and go!
RSS Readers come in many types., Web-based Readers, Windows Specific, Mac Specific, Handheld/Mobile Device Specific
Most Popular/Common Readers, Bloglines, Google Reader, Thunderbird Mail, RSSReader or Feed Reader
For more options!
How do you know whether a page has an RSS feed?
How do I add a live bookmark?
Top 100 RSS Feeds