RSS is a web feed format in XML that provides syndication of web content or summaries of web content together with links to the full versions of the content, and other metadata.
Some browsers can read RSS feeds directly, but it is common to use something that is variously called a news reader, feed reader or aggregator. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and displays updated content. There are many different versions of news readers, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer. Once you have chosen a news reader, you can subscribe to any RSS feeds.
Find out more about RSS from Wikipedia, which includes links to RSS specifications, general articles and tutorials and a list of news readers (aggregators).
Zetoc RSS provides an RSS link - - alongside each of the journals in the RSS journal list.
Zetoc RSS enables you to subscribe to feeds for individual journals. You can subscribe to the feed in various ways, depending upon your chosen RSS reader.
The feed gives the journal title with the ISSN and publisher and details of individual articles. For each article there is a title and a description that includes the author name(s), journal title, issue and page number(s). Each article has a link to the full record page in Zetoc. Further citation details are included in specific fields. The information that you see displayed will depend upon the RSS reader that you are using.
If you cannot see an RSS button beside the journal that you are interested in, it may be because we have not received recent issues of the journal into our database. Please email us if you have any questions about this.
You can access Zetoc RSS without logging in when you are at your institution, otherwise you will need to use a login (usually your institutional login).
You must adhere to the Zetoc Conditions of Use when using Zetoc RSS.
The way that you subscribe to feeds depends upon the software that you are using. We have provided instructions for subscribing to Zetoc RSS feeds in the Zetoc workbook.
You may also find the Zetoc RSS Screencast video useful which talks you through the subscribing process step by step. Zetoc RSS Screencast Video
Zetoc RSS feeds have been enhanced by the inclusion of an OpenURL Key/Encoded-Value ContextObject for each item, which contains citation details of an article suitable for subsequent processing by downstream applications.
Zetoc RSS complies with RSS version 1.0 , which stands for RDF Site Summary.