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Graduate Biomedical Sciences and JHS Departments: 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:

For Clinicians: Keeping Current

Help with My NCBI

My NCBI Overview


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:


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