There are many tips and tricks you can use to stay current in your field. Here are a few:
Research Alerts are automated notifications that can keep you up to date with the literature in a given field. Many databases send users an email or updated RSS feed when a new book or article comes out that matches any search criteria the user chooses. Additionally, users can receive an alert every time a new book or article cites a particular source. Most databases will ask you to complete a free registration to set up free alerts on a variety of subjects. After doing a specific search, save it to let the database conduct the search for you periodically. That way new results will be sent to you automatically via email or through a RSS feed.
Georef: After doing a search, on top of the results list, click on Alert/Save/Share. A small window will pop up that will allow you to create a search alert. Create an email alert or a RSS feed to get new results to the save search automatically sent you.
GeoScienceWorld: Click on My GSW Alerts on the top of the home page. To set up Table of Contents (TOC) alerts, click on Add eTOCs and select your preferred journals. To set up search alerts, click on Create a new GSW Search Alert.
Web of Science - Saved Searches and Alerts: Once In Web of Science click on Sign In, Click Sign In if you already have a WoS account; Click Register if you need to create a WoS account.
Google Scholar: When on Google Scholar, click on Alerts on the top navigation bar. On the next screen click on Create Alert. Create an email alert to get new results to the save search automatically sent to your email (Google/Gmail email preferred default).