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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.
A community sourced blog covering LIS issues
HINT: Use a free blog reader to bring together RSS feeds from your favorite blogs in one spot.
Create Alerts in Article Databases
Library and Information Science Source
HINT: Conduct a search as usual. Click on "Alert/Save/Share."
HINT: For delivery via RSS, copy and paste the provided feed link into your RSS reader. For delivery via email or to change other parameters, such as frequency of alerts, create an account and log in.
HINT: You can search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously (for example, Academic Search Premier + Newspaper Source + Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) by accessing the Library's EBSCO menu and choosing "General Full-Text Journals and Newspapers."
HINT: Do a search, then click on the envelope icon in the left-hand bar. Google scholar envelope
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library
, Children’s Literature
, Gender & Women’s Studies
, Health & Medicine
, Labor & Employment Relations
, Political Science
, Social Work
, Speech & Hearing Science
, Sports & Kinesiology