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Save time with RSS

Keeping up to date of developments within a research field can be time consuming. RSS feeds (RSS) and a feed reader allow you to receive new information without constantly having to search for it. Tailor made and neatly arranged in one spot.


RSS (Really Simple Syndication) alerts you to:

  • the table of contents of the most recent issue of an e-journal
  • journal articles on a specific subject
  • new books on a specific subject
  • references to articles
  • university news
  • vacancies
  • academic news

Subscribing and reading

Information delivered by RSS can be recognized by the RSS icon. When you click the icon, usually a new webpage opens with the feed adress in the address bar, and with a ‘preview’ of the contents. Subscribe by copying this address and pasting it in the feed reader.

A feed reader shows new content of your subscriptions. The feed reader usually gives the most relevant information (heading and a brief description) for quick scanning.

A handy feedreader is Feedly.  You can use it via the browser, so it is not restricted to a specific computer. A free account in Google is required.

Published by  Library UvA

5 September 2014