Q. How can I create RSS feeds from EBSCO databases?
- Go to the database, in this example, we have used ERIC and do a search
NB! inter*war AND England AND teach* (the asterisks are used so that both 'interwar' and 'inter-war' can be found, the AND is a Boolean operator that combines search terms)
- The EBSCO platform lists your searches below the search box when it is performed. You can set up the alert by clicking on the orange RSS icon.
- This will bring up the following pop-up window which gives you the option to set up an email alert or an RSS alert:
- Copy the URL under the orange RSS icon which for this example is: http://rss.ebscohost.com/AlertSyndicationService/Syndication.asmx/GetFeed?guid=55955
- Open up your RSS reader and subscribe to this feed - information about feed readers is here. The example below uses 'The Old Reader'. If you are going to use the same computer, you can also use your browser's in-built RSS reader.
- The next time the database adds an article or a resource that matches the search terms you have entered, you will see this appear in the your feed reader. This is a good way to keep updated on new research in your area.
Tip! For more information on RSS, see the IOE LibGuide RSS: Keeping current with your research