Keeping Current

September 8, 2023

How do you stay current with the research literature in your discipline? If you find this to be a challenging task, librarians have the tools to help.

While many staff enjoy the DIY-approach, our librarians can work with you to customize a topic or table-of-contents strategy using the licensed databases. Contact us for assistance!

Do you want to….

  • Browse the current issue of your favorite journals or magazines?
  • Get email messages to newly published research on a topic of interest?
  • Get notified when your published article is cited by other researchers?
  • Get notified of specific, other content including new books or funding opportunities?

Table of Contents (TOCs) Services to your favorite or essential journals

  • Publisher Websites: Set up TOC notifications from the publisher page of the journal you want to follow (often provided as a complimentary service).
  • Journal TOCs: Customize you list of free scholarly journal TOC notifications through this service provided by Heriot-Watt University.
  • BrowZine: Browse, read and monitor scholarly journals in your subject areas on mobile device or desktop/laptop.
  • Database Alerts: Current Contents, Web of Science, and more–(via email).

Research Topic and Citation Alerts (your area of research or to an author or article)

Funding Opportunities, Grants

  • Pivot-RP: Set up a username, profile and password to save searches and receive alerts.

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