Friday, 15 March 2013

RefWorks & RSS

With the announcement yesterday that Google are planning on closing Google Reader I thought it might be useful to flag up that you can add RSS feeds to your RefWorks account.

This won't be suitable as a complete replacement for Google Reader, but is a really useful place to add RSS feeds from database searches and journal table of contents, for those using RefWorks.

To add a feed login to your RefWorks account and click on Search - RSS Feeds,

Paste the webpage address (URL) of he RSS feed into the box and click Add RSS Feed.

To view the feed click on the name of the feed.

To view the full text of the articles click on the Leicester e-Link button. If the University subscribes to the journal this will take you through to where we have access to the article. You will be asked to login with your University IT username and password if you are off-campus. This makes it much easier to access articles than other RSS readers.

To add a reference from an RSS feed to your RefWorks account just tick the box next to the article and click on import.

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