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Medical Sciences : Research Resources: Keeping up-to-date

Guide to Oxford University library resources for postgraduates, postdocs and researchers in the Medical Sciences Division.
Subjects: Medicine

Eduroam wireless access

Did you know that if you're a member of Oxford University, you have free access to the international 'Eduroam' wireless (WiFi) network?

Table of Contents alerts (ToCs)

Want to be alerted about new journal issues and Tables of Contents?

No need to create several accounts on different sites - just sign up for Zetoc.

Zetoc provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of current journals and conference proceedings. Zetoc covers 1993 to date, and is updated daily.

You can
  • Set up, modify and delete email Alerts for the latest issue.
  • Or set up RSS feeds.
  • Search for citations of journal articles and conference proceedings.

Log in with your Single Sign On and choose your favourite journals from the list.  

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Search alerts & Citation alerts

Search alerts/feeds

 You can set up alerts for new articles on your subject, in databases like Scopus, Web of Science or PubMed. Do a search, create an account, and choose Save search / Set alert,  to get automatic updates on new articles which match your search.

Citation alerts/feeds

Many databases also allow you to create Cited Article Alerts, so you can be notified when a particular paper is next cited (and track who is citing you!).

Top Papers

Collaborative Working

On the Web

News and tips for students & researchers: