What is RSS?

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." By subscribing to RSS feeds, you can keep up with new content from many websites without having to visit each one. RSS feeds are often identified by an orange button.

How can RSS feeds help me?

  • Tell you what is new on your favorite web site
  • Allow you to keep up with the latest developments in your area of study
  • Keep you informed of new articles by select scholary publications
  • Let you know when new content is published on a blog
  • Save you time!

How do RSS Feeds Work?

  • Get a Feed Reader:
    To subscribe to a RSS feed, you first need a RSS feed "reader" or "aggregator." There are many web-based readers such as Bloglines or Google Reader. Many of the latest web browsers can also manage RSS feeds in the form of "live bookmarks". There are many different RSS feed readers from which to choose.
  • Subscribe to a Feed:
    When you see a RSS feed you wish to subscribe to, click on its link or RSS icon.

    If you have a current browser, it will offer to add the subscription to some of the more common web-based Feed Readers like Google Reader or Bloglines, or it will offer to manage them for you as "Bookmarks" within the browser itself.
    If you are not offered these choices, you will likely see a page of code with lots of strange characters. This is OK - just go up to the browser's address bar and copy the address (URL) of the feed. Many RSS feeds have an address that will end in the '.xml' file extension. Then paste the copied URL into your chosen RSS reader.

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