Keeping up to date within any discipline is challenging with the exponential amount of research published every day. Journal and topic alerts are an efficient and automated method of staying current with the evidence in your field. Below are suggestions on how to set up Table of Contents (eToC), topic and citation alerts through free online services.
eTOC (Tables of Contents) Alerts
A free, online service that allows you to register for Tables of Contents alerts without having to register through the publisher's website.
Google Scholar: Alerts - this quick guide from Penn Libraries shows you how to set up alerts through Google Scholar, specifically citation and search alerts. See also: Google Scholar Search Tips: Email Alerts.
Research Database Search Alerts - MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO
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