Searching for RSS feeds

If you have favourite websites, an RSS feed will let you receive the content without having to regularly visit the page. You may currently receive email updates - many of these have equivalent RSS feeds which allow you to receive the content from these sites in a less invasive way (that is, you choose when to check your feeds for new information).

Zetoc is a useful site for finding RSS feeds for journals. Go to their website and type in the journal title, for example, Education. Follow the instructions on the screen to subscribe.

You may also find RSS feeds for journals on the publisher’s website, or from specific databases such as EBSCO (see ‘Setting up RSS feeds’).

Using search engines 

In addition to finding RSS feeds in resources you already use, search engines that focus on websites that have RSS feeds within their content such as blogs, wikis and news pages are also useful.

You can also use Google to search specifically for blogs. To do this you must be on a Google search page, then to click "News" and then click the "Tools" button. A new menu bar will then appear below and to the left the "Tools" button. Click "All news" and a dropdown menu will appear, with the options of "All news" and "Blogs". Use the "blogs" button to refine your search to blogs.

Technorati is a search engine for blogs, photos, podcasts, videos and more.