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Literature searching: keeping up-to-date

New books and articles are being published all the time. Your literature review should be updated if your project is researched and written over a long period of time. You can do this by:

  • browsing tables of contents of new issues of journals in your subject – whether print versions or online
  • using alerting features on databases - such as re-running searches, email alerts or RSS feeds to be notified when additional articles on a subject or by a specific author are entered into the databases
  • using alerting services/newsletters from publishers

Read our guide to Keeping up-to-date for further information, tips and examples.