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Keeping current

Learning outcomes

Stay informed - receive automatic updates for new publications on your research topic

  • Table of Contents (ToC) Alerts – receive the Table of Contents of each issue of your favourite journals as they are published.
  • Saved Search Alerts – create a specific search using your own keywords. This is run at regular intervals with the results emailed to you.
  • Citation Alerts – be notified when your articles, or articles of your choosing, have been cited.
  • Author Alerts – create alerts for a specific author and be notified when that author publishes new articles.

Most databases provide this service, check the ‘help’ icon within the database to access the instructions. Here are three examples:

Web of Science

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Managing research information