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Keeping Up with the Literature: General

This guide provides information about different methods for keeping up-to-date with the most recent literature in a field of study.

Guide Information

Journal Alerts: Find out how to receive an email or get an RSS feed whenever new publication content is available

Search Alerts: Find out how to receive an email or get an RSS feed whenever a new content is available based on search criteria you design (e.g. keyword, subject, or author)

Citation Tracking: Locate which articles are cited by future researchers

Journal Impact Factors: Find out which journals have the highest impact factor (the most citations) for a particular subject area

Theses and Dissertations: View the product of others' research.

Keep Up With Key Journals Using Browzine

See the Browzine guide for how to use this iOS and Android app for tablets.

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