Keeping current with the latest in your field of research can be a challenge.This guide outlines strategies and tools to help you keep up-to-date on your topic using Email Alerts, RSS Feeds, and Social Networking.
Email alerts are one way to stay-to-date with current research relevant to your topic. Most online journals give you the option to have newly added content sent to you via email. You are notified when new articles have been added to a database that match your search terms. are sent periodically (on a schedule you can specify), or whenever there is new content available.
RSS feeds are used to "push" timely information and updates to people who subscribe to RSS "feeds". RSS feeds are convenient because all of your website updates come to one portal. You don't have to visit each website in order to view its content.
RSS feeds are more flexible than emails but require "feed reader" software that
This symbol indicates that a feed is available. Typically, if you want to add the feed into your browser, when you are viewing a webpage click on the feed icon to display the feed and then click on the "subscribe to this feed" link. The browser will then ask where you want the feed placed, such as your RSS feed reader.