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Keeping Current: Physics: Subject Search

Current awareness resources for Physics including TOC, subject alerts, citation alerts, social networks, new books, and news items.

Subject Search feeds

Subject Alerts notify you when articles are published that match your search criteria, for example topic or author.  Here's how it works in some databases used in Physics:

  • arXiv offers RSS feeds based on subjects. Detailed instructions here...
  • APS Topical cross-journal feeds include articles on selected current interests
  • IOPScience subject collections group journal content by research areas
  • INSPEC offers email alerts and RSS feeds of your search results.
    • If you don't already have one, you'll need to create a personal login
    • Once you have completed a search to your liking, select Create Alert, or the RSS icon depending on your preference. Once a week, new resources that match your search criteria will be emailed to you, or your RSS feed will be updated.
  • Web of Science offers email and RSS alerts of your searches (just make sure you're in Web of Science, NOT Web of Knowledge which doesn't offer alerts)
    • If you don't already have one, you'll need to create a personal login
    • Once you have put completed a search query to your liking, go to Search History submenu in the Web of Science tab.
    • Select the checkbox of your search and click Save History/Create Alert
    • Name your search and choose your email delivery preferences (weekly, monthly, format, etc). Select Done
    • To edit your search alerts in the future, or view the RSS feed, go to My Saved Searches in the upper right-hand corner.

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