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Scholarship@Dal Libraries - Keeping up to date: Make feeds, alerts and auto-searches do the work for you

Scholarship@Dal Libraries - Keeping up to date: Make feeds, alerts and auto-searches do the work for you

Julie M and Melissa H

Do you find yourself having to rerun a search and wonder if there is an easier way? Do you wish that new articles published in your favorite database with the exact search terms that helped you get great results last time would start magically appearing in your inbox? Would you like the table of contents of your favourite journal delivered to you? This presentation will cover how to save and set up searches that auto rerun and push out new results to you, or that can be rerun at a click of a button. We will also cover how to set up a table of contents service, and discuss how you can incorporate RSS tools or email alerts to your favourite topics and journals into your workflow. 

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Make informed decisions about what tools they can use to stay up to date on a topic or journal
  • Recognize the database features that will let them set up RSS feeds or email alerts
  • Understand the benefits of setting up RSS feeds or email alerts

Julie Marcoux is Dalhousie Libraries' Data Librarian and also serves as the liaison librarian for the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. She loves to help researchers discover the data they need for their projects, and has an interest in data literacy and in task automation.

Melissa Helwig is a librarian at the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences librarian. When not teaching classes on PubMed or helping library patrons with their research and reference questions, she is interested in scholarly identity and impact.

Related LibGuide: Scholarship @ Dal Libraries Series by Melissa Helwig

Friday, November 22, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Melissa Helwig



W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
Halifax, NS

My office is located on the 2nd floor of the Collaborative Health Education Building


Email: helwig@dal.ca

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