RSS feeds publish frequently updated online content in a standardized format that you may subscribe to via a "feed reader" that aggregates postings. Journal publishers, academic sites, news organizations, bloggers, Research Guides such as these and others post RSS feeds for the kind of information that gets regularly updated, and which you may be accessing frequently or wish to be notified about. You can create a customized list of "feeds" that display in your reader on your desktop.
Other popular readers:
Look for an orange RSS/XML/RDF icon on a web site. Here are some examples of what to look for:
These are shortcuts to the location of the RSS feed. The location is expressed as a URL (like a web site) and typically ends in .rss or .xml
Right click (or on a Mac, control-click) on the icon, “Copy link location” and Paste the copied link into your feed reader.
Read more about RSS:
This box shows an example of an RSS feed that displays links from the National Library of Medicine: "News from MedlinePlus." It is customized to display the newest 4 items in the feed reader below.