What are Current Awareness Services?
Thousands of journal articles are published each week and it is impossible to keep up to date with the amount of information being produced. Current awareness services attempt to help the researcher by alerting the individual, via e-mail, about new journal articles in a specific subject area. The current awareness services are provided by big publishing groups such as Blackwells.
You will be e-mailed the table of contents from particular journals or receive details of articles which match some pre-defined search criteria such as an author's name or keywords from the title. These e-mails will be sent on the day the new data is loaded into the publishers' database.
Three of these services are well worth the time taken in order to subscribe to them. They are free of charge.