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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:
For Clinicians: Keeping Current
My NCBI is a powerful tool for use in PubMed and other Entrez databases. After creating your account and signing in, you can:
- Set up automatic searches alerts that are sent by e-mail
- Select display formats and features like highlighting search terms in result lists
- Choose filters to group and manage your results
Use the My Bibliography feature to: