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Keeping up to date is an important part of academic research. This guide outlines a range of tools you can use to keep up to date. Contact your Subject Librarian for specialist advice and help.
Topic: You are alerted whenever new articles matching your search terms are published.
Table of Contents (TOC): You are alerted whenever new table of contents are published for selected journals.
Citation: You are alerted whenever a new article cites another article. The following databases provide a citation alert feature: Google Scholar, ScienceDirect
To set up an alert on Google Scholar:
Alerts can be sent to you via:
Most publishers and databases offer both options.
RSS alerts are collated and sent to your nominated RSS reader.
There are different types of readers:
Websites that have an RSS feed will have an RSS feed icon or
Click on the icon to see the RSS feed. You will then need to copy the URL for the RSS feed into your RSS reader.
Various RSS Reader Apps can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store or Mac App Store. Feedly is a good option if you are wanting to be alerted to websites or blog content.
Microsoft Outlook RSS feed reader works best for Library subscribed content. Use the desktop version of Microsoft Outlook to create the feed. The feed can then be viewed on any device.
More information: Microsoft Outlook and RSS feeds
Video: Creating RSS feeds in MultiSearch
Many researchers use Twitter to share and promote their research. Use Twitter to:
The following are examples of academic research communities that enable researchers to post and share research. You can use them to find and follow people with similar research interests.
Using social media as an academic: Ways to create a sense of community and boost your profile
Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities: A guide for academics and researchers