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A guide to setting up RSS feeds so that you can have your favorite search terms sent to you!
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Working on a final paper? Want cutting edge information about your major? Want a new way to keep up with topics in your classes? Are you super exhusted or strapped for time? Try setting up an RSS search alert!

Many of the library's online databases will search journals for you! Setting up an RSS feed is easy, first go to the database, set up your search (select keywords, subject headings, limiters, etc.) and then save the search as an alert. You decide how often you want the search to run (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly) and then instruct the database on how to deliver the results to you.

How to Save Searches

Creating an email/RSS alert will differ by database, but here are a few steps to guide you through the process

  1. Create a free account with each database. This account will also allow you to save and email your citations.
  2. Enter in a search term that you would like regular notifications for.
  3. Request request email/RSS notification.

Below is a list of a few databases and their instructions for setting up RSS Search Alerts. Many other databases - not listed here - will allow for Search Alerts too!

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