There are many ways to keep up to date with research in your field, including setting alerts and via social media.
An alert is a regular automatic email notification. It is an easy and effective way to keep up to date.
You can set up alerts to get notified about:
See the Database alerts and Journal table of contents pages on this guide.
RSS = Really Simple Syndication. Look for the RSS feed icon on websites
RSS is used to keep up to date with frequently updated content on news websites and blogs, but can also be found on databases. Its use has declined with the rise in social media and email alerts.
To receive RSS feeds you usually subscribe to a feed from a blog or similar, and have it delivered to a Feed Reader. Some websites and databases point to RSS feeders automatically - meaning a one-click process to add them to your feed.
RSS feed readers: