It may be useful to use tools to keep up to date with new research, current affairs and read blogs and tweets written by academics, researchers and practitioners in your chosen field of interest. Examples of tools include:
BrowZine is an online journal browser and current awareness tool, which provides direct access to the majority of the Library’s current journals across the disciplines. BrowZine offers a simple way to keep up to date with browsing and reading current and recent journal articles.
These databases are updated daily and can be used to search UK and international news from the 1980s onwards.
When searching Nexis UK and Factiva you can access the full text of those newspapers which are normally restricted by paywalls, such as The Times (London) and the New York Times.
Twitter is useful to keep up to date with:
Blogs are useful to express your own opinions and to promote your research. You may wish to have your own blog - see our information on City blogs. They are also useful for current awareness and to find out what other researchers in your field are working on.
You can find some blogs of interest by searching Google and adding the term blogs to your search.
These sites also encourage sharing and collaboration and you can do this by joining various Special Interest Groups.