Keeping up-to-date: RSS

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication, alternatively referred to as Rich Site Summary) is a way to get informed of updates to web pages, blogs (web logs), podcasts and other web-based content that is regularly updated.

As with an email update, you'll receive notification whenever there's new content to view. But unlike email, RSS updates won't come to your Inbox. Instead, you'll need to use a website or a program known as an RSS reader or an aggregator to receive them.

Luckily, some of the best RSS readers are free! Read on to find out how to get started.

RSS readers

There are many free online readers available, such as My Yahoo, Feedly, Digg, or Feed Reader . Follow their instructions to set up your own account.

Then, whenever you see an RSS feed button -- XML or RSS or RSS  feed icon on a website, you can get updates to that page as an RSS news feed by cutting and pasting the link into your reader.

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Flinders University Library RSS feeds

The Library offers a range of content through RSS feeds, inlcuding new books, news and events and featured databases. For more information, see Flinders University Library RSS feeds .

For information on how to keep up to date with current research using RSS feeds and email alerts, see the Keeping up to date LibGuide