Using RSS to Keep
 Up in Research:

 The Google Reader
Introductions

• Do you use
  RSS now?

• In your
  Research?
Who Here
  Reads

Newspapers?
News Story Syndication




                   Story appears here
Story is written
Syndication
Syndication




 Appears in
many papers
Reading
Newspapers
RSS is like reading
     newspapers
 Lots of newspapers
s!
What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple
 Syndication
From “Push” to “Pull”
RSS in Plain English




            http://snipurl.com/1w8wi
“My”
Google
Reader
Types of Information
    RSS Can Bring to You
• News Headlines              • Web 2.0
                                 –
•...
Examples of RSS Feeds:
      NIH Grants
Examples of RSS Feeds:
        Blogs
Examples of RSS Feeds:
    Pubmed Search
Examples of RSS Feeds:
  Table of Contents
Google Reader
• http://www.google.com/reader
Google Reader


• Sign in with free
  account
RSS Feed: Subscribing
•   1. Find a feed.
•   2. Find the RSS link .
•   3. Copy the URL or link.
•   4. Go to Google Read...
Subscribing
• Some pages offer
  buttons you can just
  click on to add a feed.

• This allows you to skip
  steps 2-6!
Step 1 (Find Webpage)
• Google News Search
Step 2 (Find RSS Link)
Step 3 (Copy Link)



                  or
This skips steps 4-6
Step 4 (Go to Reader)
Step 5 (Add Feed)
• Click on Add
  subscription
• This expands to give
  you space to paste
  the URL.
Step 6 (Paste Link)
• Paste the URL in the box, then click ADD.
Step 7 (Sort Feed)
The feed
might look
like this



Manage
subscriptions
allow you to
group feeds
Step 7 (Sort Feed)
• Choose a topic folder or create a new folder.
• TIP: When you view a folder, you see the newest
  ite...
“My”
Google
Reader
Other Neat Things to Do
       With RSS
• Environmental scanning and market research
• Get weather reports, daily cartoons...
Helvetireader
ticTOCs
Thank You!

GREG HARDIN, M.L.S.
REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
P.O. BOX 425528 :: DENTON , TEXAS :...
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Using RSS to Keep Up in Research: The Google Reader

  1. 1. Using RSS to Keep Up in Research: The Google Reader
  2. 2. Introductions • Do you use RSS now? • In your Research?
  3. 3. Who Here Reads Newspapers?
  4. 4. News Story Syndication Story appears here Story is written
  5. 5. Syndication
  6. 6. Syndication Appears in many papers
  7. 7. Reading Newspapers
  8. 8. RSS is like reading newspapers Lots of newspapers s!
  9. 9. What is RSS? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication
  10. 10. From “Push” to “Pull”
  11. 11. RSS in Plain English http://snipurl.com/1w8wi
  12. 12. “My” Google Reader
  13. 13. Types of Information RSS Can Bring to You • News Headlines • Web 2.0 – • News Search Results Blogs – Blog Search Results • Organizational News & – Del.icio.us Updates – Flickr Groups • Clinical Guidelines – Wikis • Grant Opportunities – Youtube • Journal Table of Contents – more … • Web Searches
  14. 14. Examples of RSS Feeds: NIH Grants
  15. 15. Examples of RSS Feeds: Blogs
  16. 16. Examples of RSS Feeds: Pubmed Search
  17. 17. Examples of RSS Feeds: Table of Contents
  18. 18. Google Reader • http://www.google.com/reader
  19. 19. Google Reader • Sign in with free account
  20. 20. RSS Feed: Subscribing • 1. Find a feed. • 2. Find the RSS link . • 3. Copy the URL or link. • 4. Go to Google Reader. • 5. Click on Add Subscription. • 6. Paste in the link. • 7. Organize the new feed into your folders or subject structure.
  21. 21. Subscribing • Some pages offer buttons you can just click on to add a feed. • This allows you to skip steps 2-6!
  22. 22. Step 1 (Find Webpage) • Google News Search
  23. 23. Step 2 (Find RSS Link)
  24. 24. Step 3 (Copy Link) or This skips steps 4-6
  25. 25. Step 4 (Go to Reader)
  26. 26. Step 5 (Add Feed) • Click on Add subscription • This expands to give you space to paste the URL.
  27. 27. Step 6 (Paste Link) • Paste the URL in the box, then click ADD.
  28. 28. Step 7 (Sort Feed) The feed might look like this Manage subscriptions allow you to group feeds
  29. 29. Step 7 (Sort Feed) • Choose a topic folder or create a new folder. • TIP: When you view a folder, you see the newest items for the topic all integrated together.
  30. 30. “My” Google Reader
  31. 31. Other Neat Things to Do With RSS • Environmental scanning and market research • Get weather reports, daily cartoons, sports scores … • Feed from social bookmarking sites like http://del.icio.us • Helvetireader - http://helvetireader.com/ – Firefox greasemonkey userscript • ticTOCS - http://www.tictocs.ac.uk • RefWorks – RSS • TWU Libraries’ journal alerting service page: http://www.twu.edu/library/alerting-service.asp
  32. 32. Helvetireader
  33. 33. ticTOCs
  34. 34. Thank You! GREG HARDIN, M.L.S. REFERENCE LIBRARIAN TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES P.O. BOX 425528 :: DENTON , TEXAS :: 76204 940-898-3712 (w) | 940-898-3808 (fax) ghardin@mail.twu.edu http://myweb.twu.edu/~ghardin/RSS.pdf

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