Keeping up to date
eTOC (Table of Contents) alerting services
Sign up for Tables of Contents from lots of journals at once:
Database search alerts
Once you have carried out a search in a bibliographic database such as MEDLINE or CINAHL you can save your search and set up an auto-alert.
When the databases are updated you will automatically be notified - by getting an email or through an RSS feed - when new content is added which fits your original search.
This feature is available from all healthcare databases.
You need to conduct your search, and then click on "save" then "save and create alert". You can select the format and frequency of the alert. You should contact your local healthcare library for support with setting up these alerts.
Current awareness bulletins
A number of health library services produce current awareness bulletins, containing articles and news.
See Londonlinks Current Awareness section for examples.
Further information and support contact your local healthcare library.