RSS Feeds

A very useful feature of databases like Academic Search Premiere and Proquest is the RSS feed function. Setting one up will save you the bother of continually searching for updates on your favorite topics. It’s something faculty, and students starting a thesis, should consider.

RSS1

RSS feeds are relatively easy to setup. Click the RSS feed icon above and copy the URL into the pop-up window below.

RSS2

All you have to do is paste the feed’s URL into a news reader (in this example we paste it into the “Add a subscription” field), and then you let the reader do all the work of finding new items for you.

RSS3

In the example above I’m using Google reader, but there are other other readers you can use, e.g., My Yahoo, and Adobe’s ReadAir.

To read articles at school all you have to do is click on the title, at home you will be directed to the database login page first.

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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