Note: this is the seventh post in an 8-part series of tips designed to make you a better researcher. Click here to read the whole series.
My previous research tip discussed the RSS feed for new books and videos added to the libraries’ collections. But did you know that many of our article databases also offer RSS feeds?
All EBSCOhost and ProQuest databases allow you to create RSS feeds. You can set up feeds based on a search string, or you can access feeds that will send you a journal’s table of contents each time a new issue is published.
Either way, once you set up and subscribe to the feed, you’ll receive notifications through your feed reader every time a new article matching your criteria is added. It’s like the database is doing your searching for you! These feeds are especially handy if you’re working on a long-term project.