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How to set up search, citation and journal alerts

RSS feeds

What is RSS?

  • RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication"
  • RSS feeds push updates from relevant websites to subscribers. They help you keep up with information from many websites without having to visit them individually.
  • They are generally denoted by "RSS" or an image like:
  • Many journals and databases offer alerts via RSS feeds. 

RSS readers

  • An RSS reader, or aggregator, allows you to organize and read RSS feeds from multiple sites in one place. A wide range of readers are freely available on the Web. Popular web-based readers include:
  • Feedly
  • Inoreader

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