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This page suggests options for setting up 'alerts', which are a way of staying up-to-date with your interests by automating your searches for particular terms or subscribing to different 'feeds'. Examples of these are subscribing to electronic/online journal table of contents (eTOCs) or blogs, and saving searches from databases/apps - then being notified when new articles are released on a topic.
Google alerts are a great tool for research, as you can set an alert so that Google searches the web regularly on a topic, gathering hits from a range of sources (including news sources, videos and blogs).
With Google alerts you can get the most relevant and new Google search results on topics/keywords/searches of your choice, delivered directly to your email address. All you need is a Google account, which you can set up here, and then to set up an alert on the Google alerts webpage.
For support/instructions on how to create a Google alert, please visit this support site.
This Review features key medical articles from global Pain journals with commentary from Dr David Gronow and Dr Tim Ho.
NEJM Specialty Update emails
Sign up for one or more of the 20 monthly specialty email alerts from NEJM. Offering a convenient way to scan and access recently-published original research, review articles, case reports, and other valuable NEJM content important to you and your practice.
Select the search lines you wish to retain in your alert
Click on the Save button directly underneath the Search History and log into your personal account
Enter a Search Name and Comment and ensure that you select ‘AutoAlert’ from the ‘Type’ dropdown list.
Note: We recommend the subject search for the Search Name field and your full name in the Comment field.
Choose the Scheduling and Delivery options to suit you, including the delivery option of e-mail or RSS.
Click on the Save button when complete - you should receive an e-mail/RSS alert every time an article is added to the database that matches your search
A pop-up box will appear. Register for a MyNCBI account or log-in if already registered.
Select the option to receive e-mail alerts and then fill in the details.
You should receive an e-mail every time an article is added to the database that matches your search.
Read by QxMD Notifications/alerts
It is possible to set up the Read by QxMD app to send SMS-style alerts/email notifications based on a whole range of settings, including publication of articles related to chosen specialties, journals, collections and keywords.
Sign into the Read by QxMD app
Select the Feed, My Journals, My Collections, or My Keywords icon from the bottom of the screen
Select the Edit link/cog (top-right corner)
Under Edit settings:
Search/select/enter your specialty(-ties)/journals(s)/collection(s)/keywords for which you would like to set up alerts/notifications
Click Done (or tick) when complete
Close out of Edit settings
Select the Settings cog/tile (top left corner)
Under Account Settings, select App Settings & Information (or App Settings on Android)
The following settings can be adjusted:
Automatic PDF Download
Download Finished Notification
Attach PDF when Emailing Papers
Under Email Notifications: [*recommended]
Read by QxMD | Collections*
Read by QxMD | Updates*
Read by QxMD | Journals TOCs*
Read by QxMD | Keywords*
Read by QxMD | Weekly Update*
Read by QxMD | Most Read*
Read by QxMD | Marketing
Note: Ensure email settings for Calculate by QxMD, QxMD, Learn by QxMD are disabled.
Under Push Notifications [*recommended]
New articles from journals you've subscribed to*
New articles from collections you've subscribed to*
New articles from keywords you've subscribed to*
Landmark new research
New comment on paper's I'm interested in
New follower for my shared collection
New comment on papers in my collection
Click Done (or tick) when complete
Blogging is an easy way of disseminating one's thoughts and ideas over the internet. Doctors increasingly are using blogs to share information with their colleagues and patients are blogging to share their experiences.
The JournalTOCs Tables of Contents service allows you to keep up-to-date with newly published journal articles by enabling you to browse, view, save, and search across thousands of journal tables of contents from hundreds of publishers.
Free registration on this site allows users to create a customised list of their most important and favorite journals, and includes export options such as email alerts, RSS feeds, and formats for bibliographic managers. Note: there is a limit of 30 journal titles that can be followed.
ANZCA Library TOCs service
If you would like to receive certain Table of Contents alerts from the Library to your email, you can email email@example.com and request this service.
ClinicalKey WhatsApp Channel
Access the latest trending articles, research, insights, and news on WhatsApp. Learn from in-house clinicians and topic-matter experts. Curate and receive monthly reading lists.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a method of receiving the latest information from websites and blogs. It is easiest to understand once it has been set-up so have a play around with it.
An example of a medically themed RSS feed provider is MedWorm, which is a medical RSS feed provider as well as a search engine built on data collected from RSS feeds. It then provides new outgoing RSS feeds on various medical categories that you can subscribe to via any RSS reader of your choice. Find out more on their website.
Below are some links to information about RSS feed readers, and recommended apps for smart phones and tablets (there are also links about how to use RSS on your computer).
Metajournalis another way to stay informed about the highest quality and most personally relevant medical research related to your specialty. It is both a personalised and curated weekly email, and an online tool for exploring this research/evidence.
Metajournal allows you to save, favourite and share the papers that you find most interesting – knowing that you will always be able to come back to review them at any time in the future, safely kept in your metajournal account. Follow other metajournal users sharing your interests to keep abreast of views and shifting practice within your specialty's community.
Metajournal has (https://www.metajournal.com/) created a seamless link from the app to the full-text article in ANZCA Library resources (using your College ID and password).
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