Current Awareness

Do you know how to keep up-to-date in your subject area? There are many different kinds of current awareness services available to alert you to the information which is likely to be relevant to you. Choose JournalTocs or ZETOC (the  Electronic Table of Contents from the British Library). Register with one of these services, and the latest articles or journal titles related to your interests will be sent to your e-mail.  It will save you a lot of time!

You can also register with some databases for weekly alerts, and some of the services enable you to save searches to be run again later. They allow you to set up email or RSS alerts for your saved searches; whenever the database is updated, you will be notified  automatically of any new search results produced by your saved searches.

There is more information on the electronic library; opt for Current Awareness services under Resources, or look on ELE under the Library and Research Skills , where there is a section on  Current Awareness with tips and tutorials.

  • Getting Help web pages (section on Current Awareness)

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