1. Search Online Library Catalogs: The easiest way to remain current of the latest books that have been published on a topic is to search library catalogs for new books that have been added to the collection.
2. Search Commercial Websites: Online booksellers can provide you with a list of books not owned by your local libraries.
3. Read Book Reviews: Use the citation databases available through the library's website to locate books reviews published in scholarly journals. You can do this in one of two ways:
1. Search Library Databases: Use the online library databases for the most recently published articles.
1. Journal Publisher Alerts: Publisher alerts generally include the tables of contents of recent journals and in some cases links to the full text article. These are often e-mailed to you before the journal issue is published. Some publishers will also notify you of new materials published in your area of interest.
2. Database Alerts: Some article databases (such as the ATLA database) allow you to set up a search alert, which emails you “alerts” every time a new article is added to the database based on a set of search terms you've set up.
3. Google Scholar: Google scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature without having to use a library database. If used on-campus, Google Scholar will allow you to access the full text of articles to which the library subscribes.