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What is an RSS Feed?

RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. RSS feeds allow you to pull in contiuously updating content from a variety of sources. This can include news feeds from newspapers or websites, new results for searches conducted in academic databases or the library catalogue and many other sources. You can use many different tools to organize, keep track of and read the content from you RSS feeds. Please see the boxes on this page for more details.

Tracking and Reading your RSS Feeds

Desktop users can try something like FeedDemon or even Outlook.

Embedding RSS Feeds

Creating RSS and Alerts Feeds

Stay informed on new developments by creating RSS feeds or alerts for literature searches and/or authors in your field.

Citation Alerting: Web of Knowledge

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RSS Alternatives

Not sure RSS feeds are for you?  Twitter is another way to stay in touch with the latest developments in your field and your colleagues.

Scopus Alerts