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RSS Feeds: Instructions for Setting Up an RSS Feed

One-Step RSS Search and Journal Alerts

PLEASE NOTE: You must create or sign in to your MyEBSCOhost account in order to be able to set up an RSS feed.

One-Step RSS Search and Journal Alerts

If you prefer to view your search or journal alerts via an RSS reader, one-step alerts offer a quick and easy way to obtain the alert syndication feed, which you can then copy into your RSS reader.

Note: Be sure to add the feed to an aggregator within one week of its creation. A one-step alert will not expire unless the aggregator does not automatically update results (extremely unlikely) supplied by the feed for two months.

Your library administrator decides whether one-step alerting is available.

To set up a one-step RSS search alert:

  1. From the Result List or Search History Screen, click the RSS alert icon, or the RSS Feed link on the Share drop-down menu.

    Alert/Save/Share Pop-up

  2. A pop-up screen displays with the search alert information. Copy the RSS Feed URL into your newsreader.

    Search Alert Pop Up Window

  3. Click the Save Alert button.

  4. If you decide that e-mail delivery of the alert information is required, click the Sign in link. Once you sign in to My EBSCOhost, the Search Alert Screen appears. You can save the alert as described in Saving a Search as an Alert.

If enabled by your library administrator, you may also be able set up one-step journal alerts right from the Publications Browse Screen.

To set up a one-step RSS journal alert:

  1. Click the Publications link at the top of the screen. Once you have found the desired publication, click the RSS alert icon to the left of the publication name.

    Publication Browse List

  2. A pop-up screen displays with the journal alert information. Copy the RSS Feed URL into your newsreader.

    Journal Alert Pop Up Window

  3. Click the Save Alert button.

  4. If you decide that e-mail delivery of the alert information is required, click the Sign in link. Once you sign in to My EBSCOhost, the Journal Alert Screen appears.  You can save the alert as described in Setting Up a Journal Alert.