George Mason University

 

Subscribe to RSS feeds from University Libraries:
 
Library News Link Click to subscribe to University Libraries News
New Databases Click to subscribe to New Databases feed
 

Other RSS links of interest:

 
Project Muse - RSS feeds for Latest Issues of Project Muse E-Journals
 

What is RSS? RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a convenient way to keep up with new content on your favorite website(s). Instead of searching for new information on the library's website, it will be delivered to your desktop.

By using a simple program, you subscribe to RSS "feeds" (also called "channels"). After subscribing to a feed, whenever there is new information, it will be collected by the program and displayed on your computer.

RSS has been adopted by many news services such The Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, and BBC. Each of these sites offers a good introduction to RSS technology and how it can be used.

 

How do I subscribe to the Library's RSS feed? There are a couple of different ways that you can add the library's news feed to your news reader (this is true of any RSS feed) but, in general:

1. Click the RSS icon and then copy the URL. For example, the URL for the News feed from University Libraries is http://timesync.gmu.edu/libnews?feed=rss2


2. Open your news reader and select Add Feed, New Channel, Subscribe, etc. (It will vary depending on what news reader you use.)


3. Paste the URL into the box that asks for the address of the feed.


4. Follow any other prompts as directed.