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Scholarly Communications for the Humanities

An introduction to Table of Contents updates, creating RSS feeds, and other strategies for keeping up to date on articles, book reviews, and other forms of scholarly communications in the humanities.

Finding the Best News and RSS Reader

What is an RSS Feed?
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RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a way to keep current on websites that have frequently updated content.  This video explains what RSS feeds do and why they can be useful!
For more information about RSS feeds and how they can be used, check out the library's Current Awareness page. 

Looking for a quick and easy way to organize your RSS feeds and favorite news sources?
Check out these options to find the feed reader and/or mobile app that is right for you:

News and Social Media Dashboard Apps (with options to import RSS Feeds):

RSS Feeds for Databases

Academic databases like EBSCOhost, ProQuest Digtial Dissertations, Web of Science, Academic OneFile, and others give you the option of establishing a RSS feed for a specific search.  For more information, see the library's guide to RSS and Databases.