Today's challenges are around being impactful in an indirect way - by staying on top of your field. Staying on the cutting edge of your discipline can help you find unexpected opportunities for collaboration and spark your own creativity.
In this Challenge, you'll set up alerts for your research topic. These alerts will send the newest research into your inbox, with very little effort on your part.
This session will be lead by Sally Taylor, Reference Librarian, Woodward Library.
The Research Impact Challenges Bank is a set of simple online activities to help you learn and apply concepts about building your online academic profile, connecting with other researchers, keeping informed of research, discoverability and access to resources, and research metrics & analysis.
This Challenge is adapted under a CC-BY 4.0 license from the The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research eBook published by Impactstory.org and authored by Stacy Konkiel.
The original challenge is Impact Challenge Day 21: Stay up-to-date on your entire field.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
In this Challenge, you'll set up alerts for your research topic using Google Scholar and/or Web of Science Core Collection. These alerts will send the newest research into your inbox, with very little effort on your part.
Search Tips for Web of Science Core Collection (and other databases too!)
e.g. "british columbia" AND biodiversity AND (forest* OR trees)
There may be other databases besides Google Scholar and Web of Science Core Collection that are more suitable for your research or will augment your search results.
Many databases are available from large vendors such as EBSCO, Engineering Village, OvidSP and ProQuest. Check the Current Awareness Tools guide for instructions for setting up alerts on these common platforms.