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Research Commons: Current awareness resources

Current awareness services and tools provide a convenient way to stay informed about the latest research in your discipline.

Current awareness tools

  • Selected New Books and Other Items Purchased by the Library
  • Web feeds and RSS - Many academic journals and websites offer RSS feeds as a convenience to their audiences.
  • Sign up for an account or register with your favourite ejournal or article database to receive search alerts and/or table of contents by email.
  • BrowZine brings scholarly, academic journal content together from multiple publishers and platforms into a single place, where you can save your favorite journals, view the tables of contents, and read or save articles, as new issues are released. Use the BrowZine App to set up table of contents alerts for your favorite journals.  Use BrowZine Web to browse recent issues of journals by subject.  A My Bookshelf feature is coming soon to BrowZine Web.

Liaison Librarians are also good contacts to learn about websites and other publication developments in your discipline.

Electronic mailing lists from Office of Research Services (ORS)

The SFU Office of Research Services (ORS) regularly publicizes information through three specific, public e-mail lists. An archive of all messages sent to each mail list can be found at the following locations:  

To subscribe to the lists, visit SFU Technology services and select "Create/manage a mailing list" under the Staff menu. 

SFU news feeds

SFU News Online carries all of the stories published in Simon Fraser University News, plus timely news updates, extra stories and more information about the SFU community. SFU News - Research provides the latest research related news.

You can also subscribe to the SFU News - Research feed and receive automatic updates when the content changes.