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Keeping Current with Research Literature: Home

A collection of services and tools to help you stay current with the research literature

What is RSS?

Some RSS readers / aggregators

Some Popular Web-based Readers:



My Yahoo

Some browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox offer integrated feed readers.

RSS Feeds

Sample RSS Feed Icons:

RSS icon RSS icon XML icon Google plus icon  Newsgator icon Bloglines icon Netvibes icon My Yahoo icon

Click the RSS icon button, you'll often get two options:

One offers one click option to subscribe via your newsreader.

Another option will be a page with code.

Just copy the URL in the web address bar.

On your newsreader, look for a link that says 'Add subscription' or 'Add feed'

Paste the URL into the reader.

Find blogs

Saved Search Alerts

You can subscribe via RSS to get weekly updates of your searches in Compendex. Feeds will include titles linked back to full content in Compendex. You can only link to the full content from on campus. If you are accessing the TU network through the proxy server you will not be able to connect to the full content. Up to 400 titles will be delivered with each update.

PubMed: My NCBI
The My NCBI service stores PubMed search strategies. Each time your return to My NCBI, you can scan recent articles on your topic. You can also have email alerts sent when new citations are available for your saved searches. To register, click My NCBI in the upper right hand corner of the PubMed home page. In order for you to use this feature your web browser must be set to accept cookies. For more information, read the My NCBI help section.

Web of Science. First search this database of over 7500 highly cited science and engineering journal titles. Then view Search History. Create email and RSS feeds of saved searches. Email alerts are sent weekly or monthly and must be renewed annually. You can also save a Cited Article and receive updates when the article has been cited.

CSA Databases. Search the CSA database of choice. On results screen, click on "Alert Me!" Login to MyResearch. Option of email and RSS feeds of saved searches.

Saved search alerts in library databases

Publisher Alerts and Feeds

Set up Table of Contents alerts to go directly to your email or get feeds to subscribe to via your RSS reader.

RSS in Plain English

A Common Craftshow video by Lee and Sachi LeFever.


Save your resources in RefWorks.

New Book Lists

Check out the New Book Lists in Library Search.

If you find a good book, you can find more of the same by clicking on the subject headings assigned to that book.


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Gretchen Sneff
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