RSS feeds allow you to keep track of new articles published in professional journals of interest to you.
Outlook will allow you to set up your account so that when a new journal is published, you automatically be emailed the titles and abstracts of each article. Instead of going directly to your InBox, it will go into the box titled "RSS Feeds".
In order to peruse journals you would like to subscribe to:
- Open a second Internet Explorer page, and click on “Social Work Journals”: http://ebling.library.wisc.edu/rss/index.cfm
- Click on the “Feed” icon to the right of the journal that interests you. Skim the article titles to see if it is a journal that applies to your practice.
- If it does, locate the "http://rss . . . " address at the very top of your screen. Left click to highlight and right click (or control/C) to copy.
To add these feeds to Outlook:
To manually enter an RSS Feed subscription, you are required to enter the Web address.
- Click the File tab.
- Click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings.
- On the RSS Feeds tab, click New.
- In the New RSS Feed dialog box, type the URL of the RSS Feed. For example, http://www.example.com/feed/main.xml.
Tip: In most Web browsers, on a Web page, you can right-click the RSS icon, and then copy the shortcut to the Clipboard. Press CTRL+V to paste the information from the Clipboard into the RSS Feed location box.
- Select Add.
- Select OK.
- The journal should appear in your RSS folder! When new articles are published, the title of the journal will appear in bold on the left. When you see articles of interest, simply click on the name of the article.
Note: Many articles have a link to “view full text” so you can read the article on your computer. Some articles may need to be ordered via the library (you will need a UWMadison ID to use this service).