Current awareness is the term used to describe staying informed by keeping up to date with the latest publications, research and news in your field.
The perspective of current awareness is the present and the forthcoming, as opposed to the retrospective.
Current awareness ranges from looking for information on specific topics on a regular basis (and this usually involves the assistance of your Personal Librarian to help you set up a search profile matched to your research interests) to embracing a wider, more general, and cross-disciplinary view that brings an element of serendipity into your search for the latest information.
Informally, researchers remain alert in all contexts for useful information and insights that will inform their daily practice, their research, and spark off innovative and creative ideas for new avenues of research.
The year is marked with many special days, weeks, and months dedicated and devoted to raising awareness about important issues.
This monthly post, compiled by the Information Search Librarians Team, will note special dates and themes, and draw your attention to possibly interesting cross-disciplinary topical references intended to inform and to inspire ideas for research.
Eskom secures African Development Bank funding - SA Gov News Agency
Little-known BnP Capital gets SAA fundraising deal without tender - Business Day Live
Nenegate shook SA investor confidence – IMF - Fin24
Ageing population could affect SA's credit rating - S&P - Fin24
Outa unveils shocking facts about SAA contractor - Fin24
Emerging markets rebound as Fed urgency fades amid Brexit angst - Fin24
Nominees and applications for the Public Protector announced - Parliament of SA
Brexit news - Independent
Brexit: Next UK prime minister will be a woman, as Gove knocked out of race - CNN
Britain's next prime minister will be a woman - USA Today
Who is Theresa May, Britain’s new Prime Minister? - news.co.au
Jeremy Corbyn threatens to sue his own party if they refuse to automatically put him on the ballot paper as Angela Eagle prepares to oust the Labour leader - The Telegraph
Kazuo Ishiguro on his fears for Britain after Brexit - Financial Times
The Report of the Iraq Inquiry
Election 2016 Is Propelled by the American Economy’s Failed Promises - The Wall Street Journal
FBI Director On Clinton’s Email: ‘No Charges Are Appropriate In This Case’ - The Huffington Post
Should you wish to read Current Awareness guides of previous years, visit the
This month's peer-reviewed articles of choice are:
Van Knippenberg, Daan & Sitkin, Sim B. 2013. A Critical Assessment of Charismatic—Transformational Leadership Research: Back to the Drawing Board?. Academy of Management Annals. Vol. 7 (1), p1-60.
Dierendonck, Dirk & Patterson, Kathleen. 2015. Compassionate Love as a Cornerstone of Servant Leadership: An Integration of Previous Theorizing and Research. Journal of Business Ethics. Vol. 128 (1), p119-131.
To access these articles, use Find e-journals to locate the Academy of Management Annals or Journal of Business Ethics in EBSCOHOST's Business Source Complete. This database is password controlled: Unisa staff members will be prompted to enter their Network username and password, and Unisa students will be prompted to enter their student number and myUnisa password.