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Staying up-to-date

During your studies

State agencies and organizations produce and publish vast amounts of statistics, reports, policy documents, legal texts, etc. There are several ways in which you can monitor the information glut and keep updated within your subject area. 

In most databases, it is possible to create alerts. It might vary somewhat between different databases, but it usually is connected to a user account that you create in the database. In the EBSCO interfaces like LUBsearch and EBSCOhost, you follow the same instructions as for alerts above and just choose RSS instead of E-mail when presented with the two options.

Find out how to create search alerts and journal alerts in the EBSCO interfaces like EBSCOhost and LUBsearch below:

During and after your studies

If you subscribe to RSS- or Podcast Feeds on chosen websites (offering this service) you don't need to monitor these web pages yourself. Updates are sent to the RSS reader of your choice. Newer web browsers have integrated RSS readers where you can save and monitor the feeds in your web browsers' Favorite locations.

More and more researchers use a blogging tool to reach out, and several of these can be interesting to follow. 

Top 35 Social Science Blogs and Websites