October 24, 2011

Current awareness

The author of the blog posts this week is Jenny Delasalle. Jenny is an academic librarian with a particular remit to support researchers at the University of Warwick. Jenny's blog can be found on the Library’s Support for Research page.

As a PhD student, you need to know the published literature relating to your own research. How do you keep your knowledge up to date? There are a multitude of sources available to you and you could go back to search them every now and again… but that takes time to do and you might forget when you have those teaching commitments to meet. Or you might run out of time to update your knowledge just before that important conference where you want to impress!




You might want to keep up with higher education or other news too, and to get alerts about job advertisements or training opportunities and all sorts of other interests. As a digital professional you have plenty of current awareness sources to choose from, and the trick is to find ways to manage all the sources that are most appropriate and convenient for you.

This week we will be exploring ways of subscribing to content, so that it is delivered to you. We’ll be starting in thing 3 with instructions on subscribing to this blog!

Forthcoming events on this theme

  • Peer support : What is going on out there? - Tuesday 25 October, 12-1, REx sofas
  • RSSP literature searching for journal articles - Thursday 3 November, 2pm in Library Training Room

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