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Academic Current Awareness: Overview

Keep Up to Date

It's important to stay up-to-date in your field and SMU Libraries can help.  By thoughtfully combining Table of Contents alerts, search alerts and citation alerts, you can keep all the important and newest information at your fingertips. 


Table of Contents Alerts - Receive Tables of Contents (TOC) alerts for the academic journals by email or RSS feed as soon as each new issue is published.  There are several options for setting this up through aggegators (Ebsco, Proquest) or publishers.

Search Alerts - Learn how to set up a recurring search and have new search results forwarded to you by email or RSS feed.

Citation Alerts - Receive email alerts when a new citation is made to an article.  Keep track as new citations are made to your published articles.

Professional Networking Sites - There are a variety of professional networking sites, conference listing sites, and discipline-related repositories that might be of interest, such as ResearchGate and GetHub.