RSS for Biologists
- Get current citations, news headlines, etc., tailored to your interests, delivered to your computer without clogging your email | Staying Current with Science Blogs & Wikis, slide show by Patricia Anderson, Univ. of Michigan
- Deal with news on your time schedule, rather than when it comes to your inbox.
- RSS Feeds & Email Alerts (from Becker Medical Library)
- Getting Started with RSS, from Univ. of California, San Diego, Science & Engineering Library. Another very nice list of RSS Feeds for Science & Engineering
- What is RSS and how do I use it?, includes links to a couple of short videos also.
- RSS: A Quick Start Guide for Educators [ 11 page pdf ]
- News aggregators; Web-based RSS readers
- uBioRSS is a customizable current awareness tool that uses RSS and doesn't require a special news aggregator. After you establish your free account, you choose what sources you want monitor (among many websites, new journal issues or any RSS sources you choose to add; there are several possible sources of journal RSS feeds below.) Then bookmark the site and check it routinely. If your research interests can be limited to specific broad or narrow taxonomic groups, this site is even better because it can be set to filter for those if you wish.
- Mloovi RSS & Blog Translator might be handy if you want to translate a blog or other RSS feed before you read it
- Help? I have limited experience, but I'd be happy to work with W.U. Biofolk who have questions or would like some help. Contact Ruth Lewis.
- Biology Library News |
- RSS Feeds & Email Alerts (from Becker Medical Library) feeds on library news, acquisitions, bioinformatics and consumer health
- Most databases and many journals offer various RSS feeds or, if that's not available, your can create your own by doing a saved journal search in PubMed or some other database that supports RSS. Examples:
Using RSS Feeds to Keep Current with Medical Literature, RSS links for many journals now available in Becker Library Catalog
Science RSS feeds
Nature News feeds; Nature podcasts (audio files summarizing major articles each week); Nature's blogs: Action Potential (from Nature Neuroscience), Free Association (from Nature Genetics), Nascent (from Nature Publishing Group)
New Scientist feeds (for full articles from some entries, you will need to click on institutional IP login)
American Chemical Society journals
Many Highwire journals with RSS feeds
Ingenta: Subscribing to RSS Feeds; there are hundreds of Biology/Life Sciences journals available via Ingenta
All the Wiley Journals now have RSS feeds available for tables of contents or Search alerts.
RSS news feeds for arXiv updates; arXiv is pre-publication versions; you may pick specific subject areas such as Populations and Evolutions or Genomics
University of Saskatchewan Library E-Journals with RSS feeds
Univ. of Calif. San Diego Science & Engineering - Journals with RSS feeds
- Saved PubMed searches - PubMed send to RSS Tutorial (click on Saving the Search) - this can be subject searches, journal name (for tables of contents every time a new issue is indexed), author names, etc. | How To: Create an RSS Feed for a Feedless Journal with PubMed | How to: Generate a Custom RSS feed from PubMed (tutorials from David Rothman)
- New dissertations in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database
- Seed Magazine, Science is Culture
- Postgenomic.com (recent hot papers) - collates posts from many life sciences blogs; you can filter by categories, e.g., Genetics, Ecology, Biochemistry, etc. Most entries also link to PubMed record.
- Science Headlines from the New York Times
- Science journalism: Knight Science Journalism Tracker
- NPR RSS feeds
- Would you like an alert when your "favorite" entries in Wikipedia are revised? There are rss or atom links on the left margin of the "history" page of each entry. Just copy the feed link into your favorite RSS reader. For example:
RNA entry | RNA history page | RNA rss or RNA atom
- Many aggregators have subject searchable files of RSS sources, for example, Science Blogs and Aggregators (a wiki page with many possible sources)
- Warning: While RSS can contribute to your efficiency, it can also eat up a LOT of time!! Proceed with caution. There are probably hundreds of blogs with less formal, interesting writing. Here's a few random examples: scienceblogs.com (combined posts from several blogs), Discover blogs, Pharyngula (Science, atheism, liberal politics from a biology professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris), Evolutionblog (Commentary on developments in the endless dispute between evolution and creationism), Young Female Scientist, Science Woman, Birding Babylon, Adventures in Ethics and Science, Biology Refugia (A mob-weblog about ecology, evolution and biodiversity, and other aspects of biology), LabLit.com, the culture of science in fiction & fact, Discovering Biology in a Digital World, 50 popular science blogs, look at the blogroll of your favorite blogger for more ideas, ........