Have you ever wondered if you have made the newspaper or were quoted online in an article or materials you have created were used? Google alerts is one of my favorite tools for this. I have a Google Alert set up for my name, my spouses and children's names, as well as the school where I work and other topics I'm interested in. Once any of these search criteria are entered online I receive an e-mail with a link. I have discovered many places where my materials have been cited that I never would have discovered on my own! Setting up only takes a minute or two and once it is set, you don't have to do anything again! To get Google Alerts set up go to http://www.google.com/alerts and then input the search criteria, result type (everything, news, blogs, videos, etc) how often you would like to be notified and your e-mail address and you are set to go! You can unsubscribe at any time!