Tuesday, 7 May 2013

JournalTOCs - Current Awareness Service

JournalTOCs is a current awareness service which enables you to keep up-to-date with the scholarly journals in your areas of research. It is a freely available service for individual users. It provides access to the largest, free collection of scholarly Tables of Contents, over 21,000 journals from over 1,700 publishers. You can choose which journals you would like to follow and you will then be alerted when new issues of your followed journals are published.

Oxford Brookes Library webpages for researchers provide a range of information specifically for researchers including a section, under Managing information, on keeping up-to-date. There are details about online databases and e-journal collections that offer alerting services which help you stay current.

VITAE - realising the potential of researchers

Vitae is a UK organisation which brings together all the stakeholders who work with researchers, such as funders, national organisations, policy makers, to develop policy and practices to support resarchers. There is a wealth of information available on the Vitae website for researchers, supervisors and employers. The section for postgraduate researchers contains information and advice on how to manage your research and yourself, how to develop and motivations for doing postgraduate research. There is advice on raising your profile, presenting your research and developing your career. Within this section there is also a link to 'The Researcher Development Framework' (RDF) which covers all aspects of professional development for researchers.