RSS feeds allow you to keep up to date with your favourite websites in an automated way. Examples of where you might find RSS feeds useful include: bringing together the latest tables of contents (TOCs) for your favourite journals; updates on your saved database searches or news updates from news websites and professional or trade association websites.
Why use RSS feeds?
RSS feeds are useful because:
- It is not necessary to register separately at numerous sites
- Your feeds are brought together in a single place distinct from your e-mail account
- Your RSS reader will indicate whenever you have unread feeds available
- You can look at your feeds whenever you like
- The feeds have direct links to the item(s) on the host website, including to article level on TOCs
- It is easy to unsubscribe from an RSS feed.
How can I read RSS feeds?
Internet Explorer version 7 and above includes RSS feed functionality. However, due to technical issues the RSS functionality is not available on university PCs.
Alternatively you can:
- Register at an RSS reader website
- Download and install RSS reader software
It will then be possible to subscribe to your chosen RSS feeds. Look out for the standard icon , or sometimes or . Right-click on the icon or RSS link, copy the shortcut or link location and paste it into your RSS reader.
RSS feeds for your favourite journals
- Using Advanced Search: search by title keyword, subject, etc. limiting your search to journals with RSS Available
- The URL for the feed(s) are available on the Abstracting / Indexing & Article Access tab of the journal records.