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Keeping Alert - Tracking New Articles and Books in your field   Tags: alerts  

A guide to using emailed alerts, table of contents services, and RSS feeds to keep up with what's being written in your area of interest.
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2013 URL: http://guides.lib.umich.edu/keepingalert Print Guide RSS Updates

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Overview

This guide will provide instruction on tools for keeping up with new articles and books in your field. 

Stay alert by subscribing to email alerts and RSS feeds for:

  • Items matching your subject search criteria
  • Tables of contents for journals of interest
  • Items that cite a specific work or author
  • New books that the library has acquired
  • Websites, news stories, or blog entries that match your search criteria
 

Another Useful Guide

An excellent guide with a long list of publishers offering alerts:

Alert Services: A How-to Guide (Iowa State University Library)
 

Choosing the Best Source for your Alerts

If you want... Sign up for this kind of alert
Journal tables of contents as soon as they come out

New items matching a complex subject search
 

To be alerted when a specific item is cited

 

Most alerts will be available as in email format; some will also provide an RSS feed option. Experiment with any combination of these and decide which works best for you.

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