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RSS Feeds for Research: RSS Feed Readers

This guide provides an introduction to the use of RSS feeds for scholarly research as well as steps on creating RSS feeds in popular library databases.

Feed Readers

An example of what a Bloglines account looks like:

What is an RSS Feed Reader

An RSS feed reader, also called an RSS reader or a news aggregator, is a software that allows you to suscribe to RSS feeds which then organizes the content in one central location, usually a website. This allows you to visit one website (your feed reader) to view all of the updated feeds in one place.

RSS Feed Readers

There are numerous RSS feed readers, also called RSS readers or new aggregators, available. Some of the more popular readers include:

Some web browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, offer built-in feed readers: