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Keeping up with new research

Resources and strategies to help you to stay updated with new research more easily.

What is an RSS feed?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary) is a web feed which pushes updates from websites and databases to subscribers. Feeds allow subscribers to keep track of many different updates in a single aggregator, eliminating the need to visit each site individually to check for new content.  This saves the user time and effort. Many publishers of journals and research databases offer RSS feed alerts.

How to set up RSS feeds

To use an RSS feed, you need an RSS reader. Most RSS readers are freely-available to download  for your desktop or in your web browser.  Popular examples include:

How to create RSS alerts in databases

Access databases directly from the library homepage under the "Research Databases" tab. Instructions for setting up RSS feeds in the following research tools and databases are below.