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Graduate Student Resources: Keeping Current

Keeping Current with the Scholarly Literature

Many publishers and article databases offer the ability to receive updates by email or RSS feed.  To use these features you will need to create your own user account.  Consult with your librarian to find out how to set up an alert for subject-specific databases. 


Different options for keeping current include:

Table of Contents Alerts

Topic Search Alerts

Author/Research Group Alerts

Cited Reference Alerts

Setting up Alerts in Scopus

Scopus is an interdisciplinary database covering literature in the scientific, technical, medical, social sciences.  Arts and humanities content from 2002  in a variety of subject areas has recently been added.  Several different types of alerts can be created including cited reference alerts.

Tutorial on Scopus Alerts

Setting up Alerts in Web of Science

Web of Science is an interdisciplinary database covering literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.  Topic, journal table of contents, author and cited reference search alerts can be created in this database.


Citation Alerts Tutorial

Saving Search Histories and Creating Alerts