Keeping Up With Your Literature
I’ve talked a lot about how important (and easy) it is to keep up with the literature in your field. Doing this is critical to staying at the top of your game. I’m posting the link to my short video on how to do this using current technology to make it as easy as possible.
There are three categories of sources that you should be looking at:
- Core sources – these contain articles that almost always relate to your area of interest. I read 8 core journals each month.
- Non-core sources – these journals occasionally contain articles important to your field. I read 15 non-core journals monthly.
- WTF sources – Yes, WTF! (World TaeKwonDo Federation for those of you who actually don’t know what this means). These are things that are totally off topic, but interesting. They sometimes give you a kick in the head and get you thinking about things that could be important in your field. These are very important! I read 18 WTF sources, most of which are updated daily.
You can download what Scott Weingart calls “show notes” by clicking here. It summarizes and gives some specific recommendations for things discussed in the video.
Please feel free to comment and share how you keep up in your field!