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Current Awareness Tools

Mobile and library tools for keeping current with new research

Expert Recommendations & Reviews of Key New Research Articles


Use to get recommendations for articles selected by experts in your field!

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Look for the articles cited - UNC e-Journal Search

Use NEJM Journal Watch to get reviewed articles selected by experts, and comment on them!

NEJM Journal Watch Help & FAQ

Look for the articles cited - UNC e-Journal Search

Social Research Networks - Collect & Share Favorite Articles

Store your favorite articles, and find out what your academic peers are talking about:

Set Up Automatic Citation Alerts

You can track when a specified article or author is cited in newly published articles with citation alerts.

Most publisher sites limit results to citations appearing within their own journals, while databases can provide citations from many sources.

Get Automatic New Issue Table of Contents Alerts

A table of contents (TOC) alert automatically sends you the table of contents from a new journal issue.

Many journals, databases, other resources such as Browzine provide free tables of contents and sometimes saved search alerts to newly published content.

MOBILE : New Journal Articles

MOBILE/WEB : RSS Feeds & Feed Readers

Set up RSS feeds that will automatically pull updates for your interests together into one reader:

Web only readers

Mobile/Web readers:

Search Alerts

Create a search that is periodically re-run, with new matches to your search criteria sent to you.

Look in the upper right corner of most databases to create a personal account.