Becoming a resourceful person -- truly the one skill that is demand everywhere. We are all pressured to juggle many tasks and constantly master what's new. Either as a student or employee this means keeping up with the latest. Fortunately, there are tools that can be used either to track an issue for the short term (while I am on a project or for a class) or the longer term.
One of my top picks is Google Reader - where you can create "feeds" from websites, blogs, and library resources. You create a search strategy and it runs for you. In essence you create your own personalized magazine or newspaper, which frees you up to read and learn rather than constantly have to search.
It is free!