One of the most important things you need to do is keep up to date with what’s happening in your field. Unfortunately, a literature review can often be out of date before you’ve started your main research!
Setting up some current awareness tools will help you to track newly published articles and find out what is happening in your areas of interest. Most current awareness services are quick and easy to set up and they will save you time in the long run, delivering updates such as journal table of contents or automatically running database searches for you. As you narrow down your research topic, you can easily amend your current awareness tools.