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Current awareness services help you keep informed of new research activities in your subject area. Once set up, you will start getting information at a specified frequency via email or RSS feeds. Services range from:
- journal table of contents alert
- article citation alerts
- search results alerts from a database
- Social Networking
To register, most service require you to set up a free account or personal profile.
Regularly updated source for information about research advances in science, medicine, health, and technology.
Research news from top universities in the US, UK and Canada.
Mac only. Follow your peers, and stay up to date with their scientific production. When a new paper is published a lightbulb will appear on the peer card.
Information about and a unique identifier assigned to each author in ResearcherID.
Research news from the most reputable and reliable sources.
Scholarly Society Project
Facilitating access to information about scholarly societies across the world since 1994
Assessing the future landscape of Scholarly Communication: an exploration of Ffculty values and needs in seven disciplines
Get alets whenever a particular publication or author has been cited.Set citation alerts in the databases covering your subject area or/and use the following mega-databases.
Scopus (My Alerts)
Use " Set Alert" function create alerts to inform you when this author or item is cited in Scopus. Registration is needed.
Web of Science This link opens in a new windowDo an author or titlle search
"Create Citation Alert" need to sign in; you will then start receiving the alerts by email.
Part of "Customize Your Experience".
Most databases allow creating search alerts. In some cases you need to create a profile on the databse platform where your searches can be stored. Get also search alerts from:
Search engines that highlight key papers are keeping scientists up to date.
Journal Table of Contents
You can often set an alert for the latest table of contents for your selected journal through its publisher platform or through the journal website. Most aggregated databases such as EBSCOhost, Gale and Proquest provide new journal content alert service to signed-in users. Or, you can use:
is the largest free collection of scholarly journals Tables of Contents (TOCs). It contains TOCs for 15,958 journals (including 1,934 Open Access journals) collected from 748 publishers.
RSS feeds from 13508 journals online.