New Scholarly Literature
In addition to the following services many other journal publishers have alerting services for the contents of journals they publish.
- EBSCO Alerts (HSU users only) - establish subject search profiles in the CINAHL; GreenFile; Fish, Fisheries and Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide; and Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide databases to to receive daily, weekly or monthly notification of new references added to the database that match your profile
- Proquest Database Alerts (HSU users only) - set up subject profiles to receive weekly notification of new research indexed in the Agricola, BioOne Abstracts and Indexes , Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management or Oceanic Abstracts databases.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information Alerts - set up subject keyword searches of NCBI databases produced by the National Library of Medicine, including PubMed and GeneBank. There are a number of other options for alerts of NCBI databases including AMEDEO: The Medical Literature Guide,Medbench Updates, and PubCrawler.
Blogs have become a contemporary way to exchange information and keep current for scientists who prefer to get information from their peers. Blogs may be from individuals (faculty, researchers, grad students) or from organizations (journals, corporations, newswires). Many of the best blogs also link to other influential blogs on the same topic. You can also create RSS feeds for individual blogs in your RSS reader. Sources for identifying science blogs include:
Listed below are news services that offer free regular email or RSS feeds to which you can subscribe are listed. For coverage of environmental news see Environmental Science -- Current Awareness/News.
For lists of sites that report science news on a regular basis that you can read online see Open Questions: Science News Sites.
Hot Papers and Topics
- Top Publications... (Microsoft) Lists the most highly cited publications in the Microsoft Academic Search database by discipline and subdiscipline in the last 5 years, 10 years or all dates.
- Top 25 Hottest Articles (Elsevier) Lists the 25 most cited articles in 24 disciplines and in 2,500 journals based on ScienceDirect usage statistics. Updated quarterly.
There are other subscription services, e.g., Faculty of 1000 and Scopus that also list hot papers but which are not available at the HSU Library.
Listed below are sites that list hot papers in specific subject areas: