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Database Alerts & RSS Feeds: RSS Feed Readers

A guide to alert services designed to save you time and make the research process easier.

Popular Web-Based Feed Readers

Visit one of the sites below to sign up for a free feed reader.

Other Options

RSS Alerts

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" and it delivers content to a feed reader as an XML file. You can subscribe to a RSS feed with a feed reader or a news aggregator. 

You'll know a page has an RSS feed if you see this icon.RSS symbol You will often see these icons in the URL bar in a web browser or at the bottom of a web page. They'll also show up in databases and publisher web sites.

View the introductory video on this page to learn more about RSS.

An Introduction to RSS Feeds