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Keeping Up with the Literature (Current Awareness)

Techniques and services to help you stay up-to-date with the literature in a particular field or subject

Staying Current

Find yourself falling behind on new literature in your field? Is there a particular topic you want to keep up with but don't have the time? Do you sometimes miss the days of routinely browsing the latest print journal issues on the library's shelves?

By using current awareness services built into literature databases, search engines, e-journals, and mobile apps, you can save a lot of time and avoid missing new information without having to repeat the same search over and over again.

Use the tabs to the left to find instructions for the type of alert service you would like to use. Also, you may request the assistance of a librarian in setting up an alert, especially if your literature search is more complex.