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RSS Feeds

Make the information come to you - use RSS feeds to receive information from all over the web.

What is RSS?

  • RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’ or ‘Rich Site Summary’
  • It is a piece of technology which collects the latest additions from RSS enabled websites and delivers them to your desktop
  • The items of information gathered via RSS can be viewed in an RSS ‘reader’ or ‘aggregator’, such as Google Reader or Bloglines

See the BBC's information page about RSS feeds for more information.

RSS button

Click on this symbol when you see it on an e-journal, a blog or in your browser's address bar to add the feed to your feed reader.

ResearchGate

ResearchGate is the world's largest professional network for scientists. You can use it to stay up to date and find research papers, conferences and discussions on topics of interest.

Zetoc

Zetoc provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of around 20,000 current journals and around 16,000 conference proceedings published per year.

It includes an email alerting service, to enable you to keep up-to-date with relevant new articles and papers. You can also set up RSS feeds for journals.

Biology News Net

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