Academics: have you found a way to automate downloading and keeping track of journals and papers in your field?
I'm starting grad school in the fall, so I've been filling up my spare time with reading digital copies of scholarly journals in my field. I have access to a big university's library, and I have Mendeley
, so once I find something I want to read, downloading, reading, and storing it is easy. It's the finding
that's a little bit clunky and time-consuming. I end up having to log in several times to different e-journal interfaces and download PDFs manually, which isn't the biggest problem in the world, but it's a little annoying.
Ideally, I'd want full issues/volumes of specific journals to magically appear in my Mendeley desktop as they're released. If you use Mendeley or something similar, have you found a way to automate downloading papers either from a specific journal or in a specific subfield? Is there some way to set up an RSS-style feed for academic content? I'm assuming that there is and I'm just too dense to have already figured it out, but if not, do you have any other creative solutions?