• Library Tech,  Periodicals

    Periodical Pick: Newspaper Feeds

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant The sidebar of Ohrstrom Blog now features feeds from all of the daily newspapers that we subscribe to with the exception of The Wall Street Journal.  If you are interested in a quick headline fix take a moment to check out today’s feeds, or add these feeds to your own feed reader using the links at the end of the post. The Wall Street Journal doesn’t offer your average RSS feed, but instead has this overly clever flashy widget / gadget.  I can’t seem to format it to fit the width of the blog sidebar, so I have put it on this post page where…

  • Databases,  Periodicals,  Research,  Web Resources

    The New York Times: All the news that’s fit to print (or surf)

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian There are several ways to access The New York Times through Ohrstrom Library – online or in the library, choose the one that fits your needs and stay connected to a great source of information. Current News: Come to the library!  We love to see you!  The print version of  The New York Times is delivered to the library daily and is available in the periodicals room on the library’s main level. Can’t make it in?  Try ProQuest (available from the library’s website HERE) providing access to the New York Times from 1980 to the present day.  Select the publications tab and search for “New…

  • 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…

  • Databases,  Library Tech,  Web Resources

    OED RSS: Word of the Day Feed

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant Oxford English Dictionary Online is a subscription service available to students, faculty and staff through the Ohstrom Library website.  You can use this service to check meanings of words, find the first recorded use of a word, or for inspiration in solving word puzzles, among other things.  One of the services they now offer is the Word of the Day RSS feed.  Now that you have read the earlier post introducing feed readers, you are ready to add OED to your daily feed. The Word of the Day feed address is: http://www.oed.com/rss.xml Cut and paste the address into your feed reader, or click on the…

  • 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…