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The resources on this page are either open to everyone or available via subscription at UW-Madison. Journal tables of contents are the most popular current awareness tool - we have so many you will find them on their own pages:
We also teach classes in RSS & Current Awareness Tools and offer a Current Awareness service to help with finding or setting up resources. Feel free to contact us to set up an individual consultation or special class session for your group whether the class is offered or not:
Keeping up with the scholarly literature in your field is still the main way people stay on top of things. But what if you're multi-disciplinary? What if you're in a very large field? Here are a few strategies that can help:
There are many non-literature sources to help you keep up to date in your field, as well as literature-based ones you may not be aware of. Some ideas for these include:
Sometimes you really want to know what's happening right now, this instant, as it relates to your field. Some ideas:
BrowZine, an app for iPads and Android tablets, is available for use by UW-Madison faculty, staff and students. BrowZine lets you browse, read, and monitor many of our licensed scholarly journals on your tablet. Some of the publishers include American Chemical Society, Project MUSE, Oxford, SAGE, Springer, etc. It doesn't currently support each title we subscribe to but it does cover the overwhelming majority of them.
For more information see our BrowZine information page.
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