Topic 4 Keeping up to date
Sometimes referred to as ‘current awareness’, the process of keeping up-to-date in your chosen subject area is not just important for your studies. Afterwards, updating your knowledge on an on-going basis will be a vital part of your professional development.
There are many ways to keep up-to-date, a lot of them electronic (for example, the listservs and newsletters we identified as useful in the networking exercise). On the next few pages you will find some more information about these and some suggestions for other ways to keep abreast of the latest developments in your field.
As you read through the next few pages you may wish to add to the lists of tools and resources you made for Section 7 Topic 3 Page 2. Hopefully you will also have further ideas about how you can use them for your own studies too.