The volume and speed of information can be overwhelming...
Using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way of getting updated web content or 'feed' but only from web sites (such as news sites, university group sites or professional organisations' websites) that you've selected.
RSS helps you manage information flow and stay up to date with what interests you in a time efficient way.
To receive RSS Feeds you will need to use a Feed Reader. A Feed Reader allows you to grab the RSS feeds from a variety of websites and displays them for you to read and use.
Popular Readers include:
Browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox also include Feed Reading functionality. See this guide from the University of Monash on setting up RSS feeds on different browsers.
Once you have an RSS Reader you can subscribe to receive the latest content from sites that interest you. Examples include specific sections of newspapers or websites, journals, searches you have performed in databases and more. Look out for the orange RSS icon - and follow these instructions to add the feed to your reader: