Richard Byrne has just posted some helpful screenshots about how people can sign-up for Google Scholar Alerts related to particular research topics. Though I skeptical they’ll be particularly useful to students, they seem to me to be potentially extremely useful to those of us educators who frequently do research.

I’ve certainly be aware of Google Alerts, though it seems to me that its quality has declined over the years. I’ve found that does a much better job at providing a wide range of daily resources based on the key words you specify.

I’ve sometimes used Google Scholar in the past, though not on any kind of consistent basis. And I certainly was not aware of their Alerts prior to Richard’s posting about them. I’m hopeful that Google Scholar Alerts can provide up-to-date research that I might miss otherwise.

We’ll see….