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Current Awareness Tools


Blogging is an excellent way to catch the latest buzz on a research topic or contribute your own ideas to the conversation. In recent years, academia has seen more and more researchers adopt blogging as a way to engage in scholarly conversations. Scholars use blogs to:

  • Publicize established research results, preliminary findings or work in progress
  • Crowd source information and data
  • Keep a record of research notes
  • Explain research to non-specialist audience and students

Examples of Research Blogs

Here are a few research blogs from individuals in the UBC community:

Finding Blogs

  • The Blog Search Engine can help you locate blogs in your research area.
  • Use Google Alerts to find new blogs.
  • Ask colleagues in your discipline for pointers.

Once you've found a blog you'd like to follow, you can sign up for email notification of new posts.