The process of getting started is fairly simple:
Using your bookshelf
Watch the introductory video below.
Current awareness services, including tables of contents, new books, search, and citation alerts, will help you to stay informed when new information is published in your area of interest. Once you set up an account, the information is pushed at a specified frequency (daily, weekly, monthly) via email or an RSS feed. You usually need to set up a free account/profile to receive alerts.
Reasons to have alert services:
Summon allows you to get alerts on newly added books to UC Libraries.
Search alerts allow you to be notified when results matching your search criteria are added to the database.
Summon offers RSS feeds for specific searches, without creating a login or an account.
Once you create a search and narrow it to your specifications, use the RSS button to add it to your feed reader.
Some databases below require that you create a profile or account in order to store your searches. You can then create an email alert or RSS feed so that any new articles that meet your search criteria are sent to you.
Citation alerts will let you know when the article of interest to you has been cited, so that you do not need to continually rerun the same searches. Alerts can only be run by article, not by author.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a convenient way to keep up with new information, from websites to news services to table of contents of your favorite journals as well as podcasts and vodcasts.
Once you have set up an account with a feed reader, just copy and paste the feed link to start receiving content. Often it ends with XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and you'll often see this icon:
Keeping current with technology in the workplace is crucial. Here are a few good reasons.
Generally, you will continue to learn, and learning in the workplace is not limited to technology. While your employers will offer some learning opportunities for you, you will often be setting your own goals and determining ways to acquire new knowledge and skills.
Here are some sources that will help you stay current and learn what you need:
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