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 your search profile) 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.
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Website of the Month
July 2014's website of the month is:
Commemorative events in celebration of the late former SA president Nelson Mandela's birthday. More news on Mandela Month from the SA Government News Agency.
The year is marked with many special days, weeks, and months dedicated and devoted to raising awareness about important issues.
This monthly post 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.
Police brutalty or accidental death?
South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) hikes repo rate
Activist writer Nadine Gordimer dies aged 90
Taxi death-Zuma's son wont be charged
Hundreds die as Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine
Serious about e-toll review - Makhura
Modise's farm: 'Workers starved too'
Eugene de Kock denied parole
SABCs Motsoeneng made permanent COO
Zulu leaders to make massive land claim
Germany kicks out top US spy
Germany’s crushing of Brazil becomes most tweeted sports game ever
The Current Awareness Archive is arranged first by month, in descending chronological order.
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This month's Golden Oldie publication is the following book :
Krathwohl, D.R. 2005. How to prepare a dissertation proposal: suggestions for students in education and the social and behavioural sciences. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.
Topics covered in this book include: writing a research proposal, how to approach writing a research proposal and common mistakes to avoid when writing a research proposal.
This book is available at the Unisa Library and can be requested via: http://oasis.unisa.ac.za/
OR myUnisa: http://my.unisa.ac.za/ > Library > Library catalogue
OR mobile access (AirPAC): http://oasis.unisa.ac.za/airpac