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You can use RSS to aggregate most of your online reading in one place.

You will need to subscribe to an RSS reader (like Bloglines, NewsGator, or Google Reader). This will be the place that you login to read your aggregated content (from blogs, YouTube, newspapers, journals, etc.). The reader will automatically collect new content from your subscriptions as it is posted to the web. In some cases, you can have the gathered content downloaded to your desktop (in case you don't want to go out to the reader website).

Some databases set up search alerts to be delivered to you as an email, however some databases can set search alerts as RSS feeds which you can then subscribe to in your reader. This is an easy way to track new research in a topic of interest. In an EBSCOhost database, for example, just click on the link to "Search History/Alerts" (underneath the search boxes towards the top of the screen) and then click on the orange icon (see the samples below) to the left of the search term that you want to subscribe to and follow the instructions on the pop-up screen.

Get detailed instructions on setting up email and RSS alerts for our databases

You can track the library blog, 'gateway, with RSS.

You can also track the library bookmarks (recommended websites) in this way (click the button and copy the address to your RSS reader to subscribe. rss button

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