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Barwon Health Library Service: Alerting & Current Awareness Service

Evidence for Excellence

Alerts & Current Awareness

The library offers an email current awareness service to keep you up-to-date with the most recent publications and developments in your field.

Search our Library Catalogue or yellow Search Box (Journal -- Online option) to help you find your journals of interest -  

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require assistance in customising your alerts

Library Alerting & Current Awareness Services

  • Our journal email alerts will give you immediate access to full text articles that we subscribe to.
  • We can set up alerts for journals that are not listed in our catalogue. Any full text articles required can then be requested through our Document Delivery service.
  • Topic Search Alerts - The library can set up a database topic search to be run automatically on a regular basis to keep you up to date as new journal articles and other resources become available


Bookshelf your favourite eJournals to read at your leisure. More info...

Other Types of Current Awareness Alerts

Conference Alerts - be notified of upcoming conferences in your field

Citation Alerts - be notified when a relevant paper is cited

  1. Search for the paper you are interested in.
  2. Click the ‘cited by’ link under the article summary
  3. Click the ‘Create Alert’ button in the filter option on the left hand side of the webpage

Clinical Trials

  1. Register and log in to register to receive alerts for new clinical trials registered with ANZCTR.

RSS Feeds - a news service for databases, blogs and journals.

  1. You can subscribe to an RSS feed and have the updates are delivered via an RSS feed reader.
  2. Feed reader software allows you to gather your RSS feeds together to read later. RSS feed readers are available for different platforms, data may be opened on PCs, MACs, and using apps on mobile devices