How to set up an RSS reader and find RSS feeds
To view the information provided via an RSS feed you firstly
need to subscribe to an RSS reader. There are many different
readers available, both freely available on the internet and to
purchase. Once the RSS reader has been chosen, all that needs
to be done is for the RSS feed information (the xml code) to be
added to the reader.
How to choose an RSS reader
There are various options available, and which you choose will
depend on how you wish to view your RSS feeds.
Web-based RSS readers
Ideal if you want to check your RSS feeds from several
different computers, at work and at home for example. Two of
the most popular web-based RSS readers are Bloglines and Google Reader.
Newer versions of web browsers (e.g. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer
7 and Mozilla Firefox) have RSS feed readers built-in and
are useful desktop alternatives, which remove the need to use
an additional piece of software.
Desktop readers are
suitable if you wish to read your RSS feeds from one
computer. The new student image provides access to the
desktop RSS reader, SharpReader.
The bibliographic software tool
Refworks provides an
integrated RSS feed reader, which can be used to automatically
import selected references into Refworks.
More RSS feed readers (of all types) can be found via the
How do I know if an RSS feed is
There are standard symbols which indicate
if an RSS Feed is available, for example:
How do I add a feed to my RSS
Normally there will be instructions on the
reader to guide you through the procedure.
Once a feed has been added it is stays within the reader,
automatically providing new content as soon as it is released for
Which library resources (e-journals,
databases and websites) provide RSS feeds?