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What does RSS stand for?
RSS (also referred to as Rich Site Summary; RDF Site Summary; and, occasionally, Really Simple Syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing content to a website, desktop, or mobile device.
Content providers, such as journal publishers, newspapers, magazines, radio and television networks, and other organizations can syndicate content automatically through RSS feeds.
Welcome! This guide will walk you through the process of creating Email Alerts or RSS Feeds for long term research or to follow the latest issue of your favorite journal.
Also, included in this guide is information about the journal browsing app Browzine.
Reasons to Create Email Alerts or RSS Feeds
Using RSS or Email Alerts will save you time and ensure that you don't miss any important updates made to your favorite information sources. You can use it to keep up with:
- Long Term Research Projects (eg: Thesis or Dissertations)
- Research developments in your field
- Table of contents from new issues of journals
- New articles on a specific topic
- New books in the library catalog
- Job postings
- Current Events
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