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Current Awareness for Business Researchers

Methods for Receiving Alerts

Depending on the source of information, you can receive alerts via e-mail (requires registration), RSS, via SMS to your mobile device, or through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or iTunes.


RefWorks is a citation management tool available to UBC students, faculty and staff through UBC Library. In addition to maintaining your own database of citations, you can also use RefWorks as an RSS reader, viewing current information and importing content of interest into your database. To learn more about RefWorks for business researchers, please contact the David Lam Library.


RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is one method of receiving new information alerts, which enables you to feed the latest news, tables of contents from journals or magazines, or results from database searches, directly to your web browser or to a free RSS reader. Here is a short video about RSS and how it works.

Many browsers (including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari) now have an RSS feature which allows you to feed information directly to your browser.


RSS Readers

RSS readers are freely available online.