Current awareness

Keeping up-to-date with the latest news and research in your area is an important aspect of studying and working in healthcare. Use the tools below to keep up-to-date.


 - Health Library etutorial explaining what Current Awareness is.

- Health Library etutorial explainingwhat tools you can use to help you to keep up-to-date.

Online guides

Information Skills for Health Blog - learn more about current awareness from our Information Skills blog

Ebsco Alerts

Create a search alert on Ebsco - step by step instructions to create an alert.

Pubmed Alerts

Pubmed saving searches and setting up email alerts - short YouTube video explaining how to save searches and create alerts from your search.

Zetoc Alerts Guide (Keele users only)

Quick Online Guide to Zetoc Alerts - The Zetoc database provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents which includes thousands of current journals. This guide helps you to set up Zetoc Alerts so that you can keep up-to-date with the latest published material within your selected criteria. Zetoc is only available to Keele users - use your IT account username and password.

Zetoc Screencast Series - Collection of videos to help you to use the Zetoc database, including creating alerts.

Student Guide to Social Media - from university libraries of Leeds, Manchester and York. Here you can find out all about the different networks and listen to students explaining how they have used them to support their studies.


Blogs in Plain English - YouTube video explaining what blogs are


Twitter in Plain English - YouTube video explaining how to use Twitter

What is Twitter? - from