There are tools to help you keep up-to-date with the biomedical literature.
Newsletters & Alerting Services
Journal Table of Contents Alerts
You can set up Table of Contents alerts at your favorite journals. Then whenever a journal has a new issue you'll get notified.
JournalTOCs is a free service that offers table of contents alerts for many major journals, including JAMA, Nature, and The Lancet. You can browse for TOCs by subject or publisher, or you can follow up to 20 journals.
If the journal you're looking for is not on JournalTOCs, go to its website and look for alerts or a place where you can register for a free account.
Journal clubs, in which people gather to talk about an article, can be a good way to keep up with the literature and to discuss it with others. If you are a member of a professional organization, they may have a journal club for you to join. See below for examples:
Can't find a journal club to join? Start one at your institution or with your peers! For tips:
Read by QxMD allows you to read and annotate articles; also has a social networking feature. While you will not be able to use the institutional affiliation to access more full text, you'll be able to see any article that is freely available.