02 Sep 5 Ways to Keep Up with the Literature
By Allyson Mower, Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Life can get busy, so it can be hard to keep up with the latest literature in your favorite field of study. Luckily, Librarian Allyson Mower has come up with 5 great ways to stay current.
1. Join a journal club
There’s plenty of journal clubs on campus. Here’s a few to get you started:
- Reading for Research in LIS
- Preprint journal club with Public Library of Science
- University of Utah School of Medicine
- Ask the professor or lab you’re working with.
- Start your own club!
3. Find your favorite journal & scholarly society
Allyson Mower’s favorite journal is called Evidence-Based Library & Information Practice because it’s online and open-access and the research is solid. Also, the editors are excellent.
It takes time to find your favorite journal. This basic listing of journals at the library is a great place to start browsing.
Like journal clubs, ask the professor or lab you’re working with or get personalized recommendations from Allyson Mower as a scholarly communication librarian.
4. Setup topic alerts via discipline databases
Each discipline has its own relevant databases; each database has its own approach. Find your subject on this guide, then go with the top recommended database. Start a search and then save that search as a regular alert (be prepared to create an account).
Get more info on alerts on this guide created by associate librarian Donna Ziegenfuss