How I catch up with academic literature

Contributed by DJ Darwin Bandoy, DVM

Catching up with scientific literature is definitely a big challenge. While Google makes it easy to find materials you are searching for, it is not easy for articles that are tangential to your interest. These are the type of readings outside your field of interest but can complement your trajectory. One form of innovation is applying a technique from another field.

This is where Twitter is useful. I view Twitter as a source of curated scientific material for discovery from peripheral fields. It allows me to sample the minds of the brightest people, and see the hottest publications. I have encountered a lot of bioinformatic tools by eavesdropping on the tweets of the leading bioinformaticians.

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