Thursday, 22 April 2010

Google Reader - for academics

RSS readers such as Google Reader are great for keeping up to date with blogs and news sites,  but did you know:

1. Most academic journals have feeds for new issues.

2. Many journal databases allow you to create a feed for new content matching a defined search (e.g. keywords, author, citation - keep updated on who is citing you).

3. You can share posts you like with colleagues or students (and the world), with one click.  See my shared items for example.

4. Once you start using RSS, it is addictive!

View the first post of this blog for a quick overview of RSS and Google Reader or ask your librarian for more information.