August 17, 2006
RSS Feeds Available from Web of Science
Keep up to date on the latest research!!
If you're using a blog reader such as Bloglines, you may find it convenient to get your journal alerts via this mode rather than as email alerts. The process is nearly identical whether you wish to generate email alerts or RSS feeds.
- First, you must "register" and be logged in to your Web of Knowledge account:
From the first Web of Science page, click on the link to "sign in or register,” and then click on the "Register” link (beneath the sign-in button). Enter your email address and a password of your choosing. You are now registered and can save searches and set up auto-alerts from Web of Science. Note: you may also sign-in or register at the first Web of Knowledge screen.
- Using the "General Search Mode", type in the search for which you want to have auto-alerts or RSS created.
- Click on "Save History.” You will now see a list of all the searches you have run during this session. If you have typed in several searches, the auto-alert will only be run against your most recently created search (the one on the top of the search history). So you may need to re-type an earlier search to force it to the top.
- Note: To receive the Table of Contents of selected new journal issues as they are entered into the Web of Science database, create a “General Search” that is just composed of the titles of journals (sources) (use the “full source titles list” to help create this list). You may “OR” as many journal titles together in one search as you need.
To make email alerts:
- Give your search a name, a description, and check the box, "Send me e-mail alerts.” Select an email format (HTML is recommended if your email program supports this). Select frequency (choose weekly, since that is how often the database is updated). Click on the "Save” button. Now, each week you will receive an email with new results from your search.
To make RSS feeds:
- Follow the procedure above, but don’t check the box “Send me e-mail alerts”. When you click on “Save”, you’ll see a XML button. Click on it and add the resultant URL to your RSS reader (e.g., Bloglines).
For more information about RSS feeds, see also our earlier news item, More Blogs and RSS feeds from the University Library!
Posted by Katie Newman at August 17, 2006 4:49 PM