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RSS feed alerts

Get RSS Feeds

You can receive subject alerts and new publication alerts as RSS Feeds. RSS (or Rich Site Summary) Feeds allow you to stay on top of frequenetly published information. The feed provides an overview of new content, and is available from databasesindividual journal titles, and publishers. You can view your selected feed(s) by email, or using an RSS Feed aggregator like FeedReader

Medworm is an excellent resource for finding news feeds by topic in Medicine.

Biomedical databases with RSS feeds

Subscribing to RSS feeds from databases can be tricky, so the following help pages should make it a bit easier.

Some individual journal titles with RSS Feeds

RSS feeds from journal publishers

Usually you do not need to create an account for RSS feeds. Search for journal titles at these publisher websites. On each journal's home page, look for the RSS feed symbol to subscribe.

Setting up RSS feed alerts alerts in Ovid databases

  1. Sign in to your account and conduct your search.
  2. Click on the orange RSS button at the bottom of your search history. A small window will appear. Uncheck the box and click "save".
  3. A new window will open. Give your search a name and choose the frequency of your updates. Click on "Save"
  4. A red box will appear at the top of a new screen. Click on the link that appears next to the orange RSS symbol. Choose your feed reader. Click the subscribe button and follow the instructions for your particular reader.

Setting up alerts in PubMed

Before setting up email alerts in PubMed, you must sign up for a free account. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/account/

RSS feeds do not require an account.

Information on creating email alerts and RSS feeds can be found on this help page.

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