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Subscribing to Journal RSS Feeds: Other

Creating your own RSS Feed

Some sites do not provide RSS for their new content. In those cases, one can create one's own feed.

Here are two ways to go about it:

If you use Google Reader:
Google Reader has this function built in, just paste the URL of the website into the 'Add Subscription' box, and it will offer to search the site for any changes on its own.

For any other RSS Reader:
You can also create an RSS feed for a website at locations such as Feedburner (http://www.feedburner.com)

Finding RSS Feeds through the eJournal Portal

  1. Access the eJournal Portal
  2. Identify a journal to which you hope to find an RSS feed either by looking it up by name, or browsing the ejournals by subject
    screenshot of ejournal portal opening page 
  3. Once you have found a journal to which you hope to find an RSS feed, look at the content links that are available:
    screenshot of ejournal portal results page 
  4. If one of these content links matches another of the tabs in this guide, then there is a means of obtaining an RSS feed to that journal, click that link. If the content links provided do not match any of these, try the links that are available and follow the instructions in the next box for locating an RSS feed; failing that, read the instructions in the box to the left for creating your own RSS feed.
  5. Any journals found through the eJournal portal are ones to which we subscribe.
  6. Once you have located the URL to the RSS Feed, follow the instructions under Adding a Subscription to an RSS Reader to complete the process of subscribing to the feed.

Other Sources for RSS

This guide is certainly far from exhaustive.

If you do not see the journal or publisher you are looking for listed here, take a look on their own website (not a content link through a database provider like Ebsco) and look around for either the RSS logo shown on the Home tab of the guide, the words RSS, or XML, and if you find it, click on it, then you ought to be able to subscribe.

For example, the Harvard Educational Review's website has an RSS link that looks like this in the footer of its homepage.

Screenshot of RSS icon in footer

One you have located the URL of the RSS Feed, follow the instructions under Adding a Subscription to an RSS Reader to complete the process of subscribing to the feed.

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