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Subscribing to Journal RSS Feeds: ScienceDirect

Creating alerts for new articles in specific journals

  1. Access ScienceDirect
  2. Along the top menu bar, click Browse
    screenshot of top menu bar of Science Direct
  3. The default list presented is alphabetical; however, one can also browse by subject by clicking the option in the left sidebar located under Browse
    screenshot of the browse options
  4. Upon locating a journal to subscribe to, look for the RSS icon next to its title, labelled Article Feed, if it is present, click it; if not, there is no RSS feed available for the contents of this journal
    screenshot of a line entry for a journal
  5. In the popup that opens, copy the RSS feed URL
    screenshot of rss popup window 
  6. Follow the instructions under Adding a Subscription to an RSS Reader to complete the process of subscribing to the feed.

Note: do not try to set up RSS Subscriptions while using a WebKit based browser such as Google Chrome or Safari

Creating an RSS Feed for Search Results

  1. Access ScienceDirect
  2. To access the Advanced Search Screen, click on the word Search on the green bar along the top of the screen
    screenshot of top menu bar with the search option circled 
  3. In the Advanced Search Screen, utilize keywords, limiters, etc. to create a search to which you would like to receive any updated results
    screenshot of science direct advanced search 
  4. In the green bar that appears on the results screen, click the link for the RSS feed
    screenshot of RSS alerts bar on a search results screen 
  5. From the popup that opens, copy the RSS Feed URL
     screenshot of RSS feed popup
  6. Follow the instructions under Adding a Subscription to an RSS Reader to complete the process of subscribing to the feed.

Note: do not try to set up RSS Subscriptions while using a WebKit based browser such as Google Chrome or Safari