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School of Medicine Faculty: Keeping Current

For Clinicians: Keeping Current

Keeping Up with the Research Literature

Browsing the Table of Contents (TOCs) of Important Journals         

  • Many journals provide email alerts of new issues with links to content the library licenses. 
    • Use a search engine to find the journal's website.  Look for a link such as "Alert services."
    • Often the links to articles work on campus only, so  copy the article title into PubMed or Google Scholar from the LHL homepage to access the full text article.
  • ​Download the Browzine app to scan TOCs and read the PDFs on your tablet or smartphone.
  • Highwire Press allows both TOC alerts and literature search updates.  Learn more.

Citation Alerts:  See who is citing your work

Literature search updates: Have a specific search run at regular intervals with the results emailed to you 

  • Most library databases offer this feature for those who set up a personal account.
  • Contact Kay Smith Hogan for assistance in setting up autoalerts  or see:


My NCBI is a powerful tool for use in PubMed and other Entrez databases.  After creating your account and signing in, you can:

See the guide Making the Most of My NCBI to learn about other features including managing your articles for the NIH Public Access Policy and Writing NIH and NSF biosketches.  Or see directions for specific tasks in the box to the left.

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