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Information Sciences 510: Libraries, Information and Society: Set Alerts for Topic Updates

Recommends resources for finding resources related to legal, social, and policy issues in IS for IS 510.

Watch the Web

Monitor websites that track the news in targeted areas of interest, such as:

HINT: News sites often allow you create email notifications or RSS feeds based on a search you've done or a pre-determined subject category. You'll need to register with the website, but it's usually free.

Use Google Web Alerts or a similar service to receive email updates when new information on topics you specify appears on the web.

HINT: To avoid information overload, think carefully about the keywords you use. Test your alert to be sure it retrieves the type of information you're seeking.

Use ChangeDetection or a similar service to receive email updates when new information is posted to web pages chosen by you.

HINT: To avoid information overload, choose web pages carefully for this service. Test the page watch to be sure it retrieves the type of information you're seeking.

Monitor relevant blogs.

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HINT: Use a free blog reader to bring together RSS feeds from your favorite blogs in one spot.

Create Alerts in Article Databases

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