Self-Managed Current Awareness Defined:
The art of saving searches and setting up auto-alerts using databases and journals.
Need to be kept up to date on a particular topic or research area?
Learn how to use current awareness features in several popular social science databases.
What will current awareness features allow me to do?
*set up permanent searches.
*save a search you have created and run it manually whenever you wish.
*receive email updates (auto-alerts) when new research matching your search criteria is added to the database.
*set up table of contents (TOC) alerts.
Which databases allow me to use current awareness features?
The short answer is several!! However, you are likely using many social science databases powered by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA).
Instructions for setting up auto-alerts are available at the Education and Social Science Library’s Self-Managed Current Awareness page.
Current Awareness and Auto-Alert features are also available for journals and many other databases
The Funk (ACES) Library has compiled an extensive list of instructions on
setting up Table of Contents (TOC) alerts listed by publisher or alerting service (e.g. SAGE, Haworth, Elsevier, etc.).
Ready to get started? Need to learn more?
See the Education and Social Science Library’s Self-Managed Current Awareness page.
Please contact me...
Allison Sutton, Psychology & Social Work Subject Specialist