Using New Tools and Technology to Keep Current with Research in Your Field*

Keeping up with current biomedical research can be daunting; technology can help. There are a number of services that will alert you as new information becomes available--literature, news, conferences and more. In this workshop we will demonstrate how to set up customized e-mail alerts (you choose the topics) from article indexes such as Ovid Medline, Web of Science, and the new service available through PubMed. You'll also learn about a new current awareness tool, RSS feeds. RSS feeds are an easy way to get formatted, up-to-date headlines from many Web sources, compiled and presented to you in your browser, with links to the full content. You can choose from channels (feeds) that interest you, add them to your aggregator program, then sit back and let all the new information come to you. We'll show you how to set up an aggregator and stock it with RSS channels that interest you -- you take it from there.