Setting up an alert can help you keep up-to-date by notifying you by email when something new has been published or added to a database. You might want to try creating an alert in the EBSCO database Political Science Complete.
At the EBSCO search screen, run a search for your topic. When you have some search results that are just what you're looking for, click on the Alert/Save/Share link near the top of your results list.
In the pop-up box that appears, select E-mail Alert to enable email delivery. Create an account with EBSCO. You'll receive citation lists on a regular basis, depending upon the options you selected on the alert form. Note: it's important that you check your Junk or Spam email box/folder for misdirected messages from EPAlerts.
You can also select searches that you have conducted during a search session as alerts. Click on the Search History link above your search results list to view your searches during the current session. Put a check mark next to one of the searches, and then click on the Saved Searches/Alerts link above your search history.
You'll be prompted to log into your EBSCO account. Again, at the Saved Search/Alert screen, complete the form, selecting the Alert option to receive email alerts regarding your search terms.
Google Scholar allows you to set up alerts for new results matching your search. Alerts come out several times per week. To set up an alert:
Detailed information on Scholar Alerts is available in Google Scholar Help.
Citation or bibliographic management programs help you:
Each program works somewhat differently, so take some time to get to know a few programs and find the one that works best for you.
Don't worry about changing a program that isn't working for you. You can export your references from one program to another easily.
Use the first comparison chart to get a brief overview of 4 options. Use the second chart if you'd like a bit more information.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use bibliographic management tool that works with Firefox.