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RSS

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.

Applications

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