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The University of Bolton Library

Information Seeking

Keeping up to date

Keeping up to date with the latest developments in your field is an important priority for any researcher. 

Setting Alerts

Many academic databases allow you create alerts when research is published that may be of relevance to you. These could be based on saved searches or keywords, or specific authors of interest. 

Creating and monitoring alerts is an easy way to keep up to date with what research is being published in your area. Some databases require you to create a personal account in order to use this feature. 

Examples of databases with alert features are below. You'll find more examples on our Full A-Z List of Databases

Social Media

Conferences and Conference Proceedings