Keeping up to date for the progress of your research by creating:
You can usually set up a TOCs alert through the publisher's home page for a journal.
You can set a saved search alert through Google Scholar, but you should have a gmail account.
Most databases have the saved search alert feature,but the below databases are the most comprehensive and you can also use them to create cited article alert and cited author alert (Note: you have to register in these databases in order to be able to set search alerts).
Social media and online professional networks help you to make contacts in your chosen area of interest. Some examples of these tools and networks are: