Research: Keeping up to date

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Keeping up to date with new publications and papers in your research area is a vital but time consuming task, particularly as you approach your submission date. Setting up database alerts, RSS feeds and saved searches so that new papers and other materials come to you, makes it much easier.

Many databases offer email alerts. These send you an email when ever new papers are added to the database which match your criteria.

Many databases are offering newfeeds, where you receive new content by subscribing to an RSS feed.

If the database you are using does not offer these services, you may be able to save your search instead. This will allow you to re-run your search when ever you wish without having to enter your search terms again.