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What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for delivering changing web content. When you subscribe to an RSS feed through a feed reader, you can systematically review new content, discard read items, and mark items of interest for further review. This makes the NewBooks+ RSS feeds a great way to keep up to date with new library materials in your area of interest.

How do I set up an RSS feed in NewBooks+?

  1. Define the scope of your feed by selecting facets on the right side of the page. For example, you might want to limit your feed to books in Van Pelt added in the last 30 days in a particular call number or a particular subject. You may also want to have your feed sorted by title, year of publication, or date added to the library.
  2. As you click the facets, you'll see the results for the current NewBooks+ titles. Refine your facets to suit your needs.
  3. When you are satisfied with the scope of your selection, click the orange RSS feed icon at the top of the center column.
  4. Your browser will navigate to the URL for the RSS feed. Cut and paste the URL into your favorite feed reader.
Your feed reader will now pull in entries from NewBooks+ that match the facets you've defined for your feed.

What are some good feed readers?

If you are just getting started with RSS feeds, we recommend Google Reader as a simple, web-based reader that allows you to browse your feeds from any computer. See What is RSS? - A Brief Introduction for more information on RSS feeds and popular feed readers.