Librarian-approved, Time-saving Research Tips, Part 7: RSS Feeds for Article Searches
Note: this is the seventh post in an 8-part series of tips designed to make you a better researcher.
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.
Instructions for setting up and subscribing to database RSS feeds are available in our RSS LibGuide. I'm sure you know this by now, but you can contact us any time if you need help!
In this series:
- Part 1: Check out LibGuides
- Part 2: Use Reference Books
- Part 3: Place Holds
- Part 4: Use the Full Text Finder
- Part 5: Maximize Your Search Power With Multi-Database Search
- Part 6: Use Preferred Searches and RSS Feeds in the Library Catalog
- Part 7: RSS Feeds for Article Searches
- Part 8: Use Zotero to Create your Bibliography