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Keeping Current

How to use journal alerts, RSS feeds, saved searches, and more to receive updates in your areas of interest.


RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. RSS feeds are provided by many websites as an alternative to sending email alerts about new content. The RSS feed icon (pictured below) is the universal symbol indicating that a feed is available. To access a feed, you will need a reader. ASU recommends Feedly, but you can find many others online. Subscribing to feeds is easy. Whenever you see a page you want to follow, look for the RSS feed icon and click on it. You will be directed to a new page asking you which reader you want to use. Select your preferred reader and click "Follow." You are now subscribed.


You can also set up database feeds, which can be a convenient way of getting updates for journals and books. Click on the links below for instructions on the following databases: