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Staying current with journal literature

Staying current with the medical literature can be difficult for the busy student or medical practitioner. Luckily, there are resources that can make staying up-to-date easier. Click the tabs on the right for easy instructions for setting up alerts.


BrowZine is a mobile app for tablets and smart phones, as well as a desktop application, that allows you to access and browse e-journals from different publishers in one simple interface. With BrowZine, you can:

  • Read scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablets.
  • Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals.
  • Be alerted when new issues of a journal are available.
  • Bookmark articles for reading later.
  • Easily save to Refworks, Zotero, Dropbox, or Mendeley.



My NCBI is a tool that retains user information and database preferences to provide customized services for many NCBI databases. It allows you to save searches, select display formats, filtering options, and set up automatic searches that are sent by e-mail.


Google Scholar

Google Scholar allows for the creation of email alerts to keep you notified of new publications. Here are a few of the reasons why you might want to create alerts:

  • To stay up to date on a topic of interest
  • To make sure you're notified when your name is included in a new publication
  • To track the citations to a particular article or author over time



Create search, document and author alerts to stay up-to-date at your desired frequency. You must be registered to create alerts.


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