Alerts or notifications are an effective way to keep up to date with new information on your topic. Many databases and Library catalogues allow you to set up automated alerts when new items are added that match your search.
Alerts are usually sent by email or RSS feed.
You might choose to receive alerts when:
To receive an email alert from OneSearch when a new issue of a journal is published:
OneSearch and many databases available from the Library provide a saved search alert option. Once you have conducted a search, you can save it and choose to receive an email alert periodically or when something new matches your search.
Databases that track citations (when one author references another's work) can also be used to create citation alerts. This is useful for keeping up to date with ideas or findings building on those expressed in a key paper.
Social media can be very useful for keeping up to date with conversations and updates from organisations and individuals.
Consider following or liking:
Warning! Always be aware of the potential harm of filter-bubbles, echo chambers and the need to fact check when relying on social media for information and public engagement.