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ProQuest RSS feeds

ProQuest offers feeds for new documents matching your search or table of content feeds for most of their full text hosted publications.

Creating an RSS feed for a recent search

You can create an RSS feed, to automatically notify you of new documents matching your search. Simply run and refine a search, then look for the

Follow these steps to create an RSS feed:

  1. Click Create RSS feed on the Results page, or from a list of your Recent Searches.
  2. A new window will open, showing details for your RSS feed.
  3. Choose to isolate only newly found materials each time the feed is run, or choose to also receive historical information along with new materials whenever the feed is run.
  4. Copy the URL displayed next to Your RSS Feed.
  5. Add the URL to your RSS Reader, or integrate it into your webpage.

The first time you access your RSS feed, no new documents will be available. However, as soon as new documents are available, your feed will be updated automatically with new information.

Creating an RSS feed for a publication

You can create an RSS feed, to automatically notify you when new issues are available for a publication (journal, newspaper, or magazine).

Follow these steps to create an RSS feed:

  1. Click on Create RSS feed from a Publication page.
  2. A new window will open, showing details for your RSS feed.
  3. Copy the URL displayed next to Your RSS Feed.
  4. Add the URL to your RSS Reader, or integrate it into your webpage.

The first time you access your RSS feed, no new documents will be available. However, as soon as new documents are available, your feed will be updated automatically with new information.


Accessing content from RSS feeds

Most RSS feeds will not work through Off Campus Sign In; the links to articles and other content they provide will likely not work from off campus. The easiest way to resolve this is to install the LibX browser plugin.Once installed, you can right-click on an article page and choose to reload that page through Off Campus Sign In so you'll be recognized as a Virginia Tech user.

Any alerting service could include a citation to an article that is accessible from a different source than the feed provides or is not part of any Virginia Tech Libraries subscription. Use the Citation Linker to lookup if the article is available elsewhere (enter just the DOI digital object identifier if the feed lists it) or to get a link to request the article through interlibrary loan.

Guide to RSS

Step 1

If you are not currently using a news reader, select one to maintain your collection of feeds. Popular readers:

Web

Windows

Mac OS X

Search for more news readers

Step 2

Click on the name of the feed from the list to the left. In the top right corner of the feed page, click the Subscribe link.

Step 3

Copy the link (page URL) and paste it into a news reader.