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How to choose and use RSS Feeds for research.
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2009 URL: http://libguides.lib.uci.edu/rss Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is RSS?

 

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication."  It allows users to set-up a subscription to a web site that is often updated with new information.  Common RSS feeds come from blogs, news websites and forum posts.  All new material is aggregated and sent to a single web site, so the user only has to visit one site to stay up-to-date on topics of interest.  RSS feeds are identified by an orange RSS icon, like the one to the left.

 

Why Should I Use RSS?

RSS feeds are useful for your personal and academic life.  There are feeds which will allow you to keep up-to-date on sports scores, album releases and even comic strips.  As a UCI student, using RSS feeds will deliver current information on topics from all of your classes.  By using RSS, you will be able to visit one site to receive relevant information from varying viewpoints on important topics.  This will simplify your research and improve your learning experience.

 

An Example Feed

Below is an example of an RSS feed.  The titles below are new titles in Political Science from the ANTPAC catalog.  Every time a new title in Political Science is added to the catalog, the list below will be updated.

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