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Current awareness

Organize your resources

Use rss feeds in order to collect updates from your favourite websites, blogs, databases etc. Read your rss feeds in a reader (aggregator) like Feedly or Netvibes. Look out for these buttons when you want to collect a feed: bild på en RSS/feed-ikon or Rssicon 3614.gif.

Save your favourite websites on a social bookmarking site like Delicious. With Instapaper you can save web pages to read later on your smartphone, computer, iPad or tablet.

Stay up to date within your research field

Choice - journal that reviews academic books. You can save searches and get e-mail alerts whenever new results are found.

Table of contents alerts - let's you when there is a new issue of your favourite journal, via rss or e-mail.

Save a search - do a search on your subject in a database and be alerted when there are new results, via rss or e-mail. Use http://www.google.com/alerts if you want to use Google. You get results via e-mail. Also available via rss if you have a Google account. In Google Scholar look out for "Skapa alarm" or "Create alert" on the results page. Don't forget that you can get rss-alerts from searches in Libris and Swepub.

Create a citation alert and be notified when a document is cited. Possible in eg Google Scholar, Web of Science and Scopus.

Use social media to follow people who are active in your field - eg Twitter, or social networking sites like Academia.edu, Researchgate or Linkedin.
More on why and how you can use social networks in a blog post from the library at Imperial College in London: http://research20atimperial.wordpress.com/optional-content/networks/

Funding information - Malmö university has access to Research professional, where you can sign up for alerts to funding opportunities and news.

Senast uppdaterad av Maria Brandström