AAE 780 Research Colloquium (Spring 2021) : Keeping Current
How do you stay current with the literature in your discipline?
If you find this challenging, librarians have the tools to help. (While many staff enjoy the DIY-approach, your librarian can work with you to customize a topic or table-of contents strategy using the licensed literature databases).
Do you want to….
- Browse the current issue of your favorite journals or magazines.
- Get email messages or RSS feeds to newly-published research on a topic of interest.
- Get notified when your published article is cited by other researchers.
- Capture blogs and current news from news sites and the popular press.
- Get notified of specific, other content including new books or funding opportunities.
Table of Contents Services (your favorite or essential journals)
Set up TOC notifications from the publisher page of the journal you want to follow (often provided as a complimentary service).
JournalTOCs (scholarly journal TOC notifications)
Created in 2009, this Initiative of Heriot-Watt University supplies a searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs). Create your own (free) login to receive TOCs from a large and varied selection of journals.
Database Alerts (Current Contents, Web of Science, among others)
Construct a search for a source (journal) title. Save this search as guided by database as a search alert (generally as email).
Instructions to set up a Journal Alert using Web of Science.
Browzine (App to browse TOCs on your mobile device or desktop)
UW-Madison users can access many of our licensed scholarly journals through this product. See the BrowZine Information on the UW Libraries website for details.
Research Topic Alerts
Many of the library-licensed databases and Google Scholar enable you to create a personal login to access the product's value-added features.
Once you have generated a productive search, you can create an alert that will automatically run that search at an interval of your choice and return new results by e-mail or RSS feed. These search alerts can help you monitor new results in a specific journal, by specific author, or by topic.
The advantage to the latter (by topic) accommodates a pull of research literature from multiple journals when new content matching your search criteria is indexed by the database.
Instructions for saving a search history as an alert in Web of Science.
Instructions for alerts in Google Scholar.