Publishers provide some assistance by allowing a table of contents (TOC) alert for individual titles. Even if you don't subscribe to a title or a set of journals within a discipline from a specific publisher, you may be able to keep abreast of what is going on within topics of interest to you and your clients by receiving TOCs for journals before, or as soon as, they are published. Most TOC alerts are a snap to set up. These services have morphed over the years, but many don't charge a fee, and they can be a real help in catching articles that you normally would not see. For librarians, the most frustrating part of setting up TOC alerts for individual clients/researchers is that the TOCs often are issued before the print publication is mailed and/or the articles get into some of the databases.
I should read many professional journals on a regular basis, but it’s simply too expensive to subscribe to them all. Admittedly, some journals will only have one or two
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