Q. How can I create RSS feeds from EBSCO databases?

I'm using British Education Index and ERIC


  1. 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)

  1. 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.

  1. This will bring up the following pop-up window which gives you the option to set up an email alert or an RSS alert:


  1. Copy the URL under the orange RSS icon which for this example is: http://rss.ebscohost.com/AlertSyndicationService/Syndication.asmx/GetFeed?guid=55955


  1. 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.  

  1. 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


  • Last Updated May 24, 2018
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  • Answered By Nazlin Bhimani

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