• Databases,  Library Tech,  Research,  Web Resources

    ProQuest RSS: Tap Into Search Feeds

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant Our third RSS feed related post this week is about using your feed reader to keep track of search results from the ProQuest database.  It is very simple to set up a RSS feed for your searches and then receive automatic updates whenever new items are added to the search results.  Here’s how it is done: Once you have narrowed down your search in ProQuest, scroll to the bottom of the search list and locate the little RSS icon (see the image below). Click on the “Create RSS Feed” link and a window will pop up with your customized feed address.  Click on the feed…

  • Library Tech,  Technology

    RSS: Feed For Thought

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant It is likely that many of you are already aware of the organizational bonus a feed reader provides, but for those of you who have never heard of RSS, XML or ATOM, you may be missing out on a convenience that could change the way you browse online. RSS stand for Really Simple Syndication, and is a way for websites like Ohrstrom Blog to syndicate online content.  Subscribing to Ohrstrom Blog’s feed through a browser-based feed reader like Bloglines or Google Reader lets you know when there is new content available, eliminating the need of having to visit the site.  Subscribing to feeds from all…