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University Library

Keeping up-to-date

It is vital that staff and students undertaking research keep up to date with the latest literature in their field. Information sources are getting more varied and the sheer volume of accessible new research is huge. It is therefore very important to keep abreast of new developments and some of the following ways will help reduce the time this can take.

Most of these sources make use of email alerts or RSS feeds to deliver information to you. The following links give you further details about the methods used for each tool but for more information on feeds, please visit our web page about RSS.

What do you want to keep up to date with?

  • Books - receive emails when new books are published or acquired by libraries
  • Journal table of contents - automatically find out what is being published in key journals
  • Journal articles - set up an alert to find out when someone new cites an article you're interested in
  • Research news and debate - join mailing lists and follow blogs to find out what peers are researching or subscribe to alerts to find out about funding opportunities and press releases from the research community
  • New research - conference papers and pre-prints enable you to keep abreast of new and developing research

Library RSS Feeds

Subscribe to Durham University Library's RSS feeds for news and lists of new books in your subject area.