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Current Awareness Form

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Keep up to date with our Current Awareness Service!

Keep Up to Date with Our Current Awareness Service

Our librarians will set up a customized Current Awareness Alert for you on specific topics, authors, and/or journals, of interest to you. You will receive an email every week that cites any new articles that have been published on your topic or in your selected journals. You can request the full text of any of these articles by contacting us.

Contact us to set up your Current Awareness Alert, or complete the Current Awareness Form.



Some Additional Sources of Alerts

There are many options for receiving current awareness alerts! Here are a few:

  • Journal Publishers
  • Google Alerts
  • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Apps
  • Associations & Institutes
  • Conferences & Networking Events
  • Listservs & Communities of Practice 

Determining the right way for YOU to keep current with the literature

What are your needs and preferences?

How you keep current with the literature is dependent upon your role, your continuing education needs, and your individual preferences.  Figure out what works (and doesn’t work) for you, and stick with it until your needs change!


Don’t get overwhelmed!

Try strategies one at a time.  If it works, stick with it.  If it doesn’t, move on. Also look to the features and functions of each strategy to see how/if you can adjust the levels of sensitivity, specificity, and frequency (e.g. daily or weekly messages, keywords anywhere in a document versus the title only, etc.)


Don’t be afraid to skim quickly and delete

To keep your alerts manageable, don’t be afraid to skim quickly and delete it they are not relevant or imperative.


Critically appraise!

Ensure you critically appraise and evaluate all information before deciding whether it will meet your needs going forward.