Current awareness of the new literature

New journal issues and books are initially kept in the staff room ("Dubois") for a week, so ITM staff can browse them. Staff can then make photocopies of new articles by themselves, or request copies using the available forms. Each Monday morning the weekly intake is renewed.

ITM staff can also make use of BrowZine, the comprehensive table of contents alerting service for thousands of ITM subscribed-to and open access journals, with direct linking to full-text content. ITM patrons can effortlessly construct their own personal 'bookshelf' consisting of up to 64 self-selected journals they wish to browse regularly for new content.

From their websites many journals offer the opportunity to subscribe to a free e-mail-based Table of Contents Alert service for new issues.