You can subscribe to ScienceDirect RSS feeds for searches, journal table of contents, and citations to articles that have cited a specified article.
To create a search feed, use the Search tab at the top of the ScienceDirect homepage. After constructing a well focused search, look for the RSS Feed icon at the top of the search results. Copy the feed's address and paste or import that URL into your feed reader software. The feed will update whenever new content matching your search criteria is added to the ScienceDirect database.
To subscribe to table of contents for new journal issues or volumes, either browse or search for journal titles. On a browse screen, located the orange RSS feed icon for the journal of interest (only currently published journals have this icon; journals that has ceased publication will not). When searching, click through the journal in question to view its homepage. On the journal's homepage, look for the New article feed link at the top of the page. Copy the address for the feed and paste or import that URL into your feed reader software. The feed will update whenever a new issue or volume is added to the ScienceDirect database.
To subscribe to a citation feed that updates whenever a new article is added to the ScienceDirect databases that cites a specified article, first search or browse a journal issue to find an article of interest. Click through the article's title to see the article record screen, which will list the article's citation information, abstract, outline and other information about the article (and will contain a link to the full text if it is part of the Virginia Tech subscription). At the top right of the screen, look for the Citation Feed link. Copy the address for the feed and paste or import that URL into your feed reader software.
You can also subscribe to predefined topic feeds. Use the Alerts tab and find the Topic Alerts link. Choose a broad discipline area from the popup menu, then find the RSS feed icon at the far right of the narrower disciplines listed below. Copy the address for the feed and paste or import that URL into your feed reader software.
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.
If you are not currently using a news reader, select one to maintain your collection of feeds. Popular readers:
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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.
Copy the link (page URL) and paste it into a news reader.