More About RSS
How do I find RSS Feeds?
- Look for the image icons or or on web pages.
- Look for RSS options within article databases.
- Use a blog directory like Technorati or Google's Blogs Search
How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?
To follow an RSS feed, you need a "feed reader". Several types exist:
- desktop readers: Thunderbird and RSSReader.
- web-based feed readers:Google Reader, or Netvibes.
- web browsers' readers: Firefox and Safari.
How do I use Google Reader?
- Getting Started with Google Reader YouTube video 2:12 minutes
- Getting Started with Google Reader page
Why choose one method instead of another?
|RSS Feeds||Many sources (article databases and web sites) are collected in one place.||Many article databases don't provide RSS feeds yet.
You will need to check your RSS reader on a regular basis.
|Email Alerts||Comes in your email.||Some databases send email even if no new records are found.|
|Saved Searches||Run at your convenience, but you need to remember to do it.||Some databases run the search on all records, not just the newly added records.|