1. Find RSS Feeds on Major News Sites
Visit these major news web sites and search for the RSS links. Sometimes it is listed at the bottom of the page, and sometimes you can find them through the RSS feed icon
2. Choose an RSS Feed Reader
RSS feeds require a special reader- either an a feature within a browser, software on a desktop, an app on a mobile device, or a web-based reader service that provides additional apps in mobile devices.
NOTE: Google's popular and portable "Google Reader" service was put to rest in the summer of 2013. Here are some major free RSS reader services to choose from.
3. Add RSS Feeds from the Starter Pack
Choose at least three RSS feeds from the RSS Starter Pack tab and add them to your feed reader.
4. Add RSS Feeds by Country
- Click on the tab for your country and review the sources and news feeds.
- Search by country name in your feed reader and add suggested aggregated feeds.
5. Choose RSS Feeds by Topic
Find at least 2 RSS Feeds by going to the right topic page and finding the news feed.
6. Create RSS Feeds from Library Databases
Some Library databases allow you to take search results or content from particular publications and save them as RSS feeds. For examples, see the country pages.
EBSCOhost databases work better than others, so start your process by visiting Academic Search Complete from the Library's Web Site.
Once you have gotten a set of results that you like, go to SHARE --> Create RSS Feed (linked from the upper right hand corner).
RSS Workshop Steps
- Find RSS Feeds on major news sites.
- Choose an RSS Feed reader.
- Add RSS feeds from the Starter Pack
- Add RSS feeds by country.
- Choose RSS feeds by topic.
- Create RSS feeds from Library databases.
Why RSS Feeds?
RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and is a widely-supported format for syndicated content such as news headlines, blogs, and podcasts. RSS content can be aggregated in a single location for easy viewing, skimming and scanning.
Free vs. Fee-based RSS Feeds
Some of the RSS Feeds listed on this web site are links to SFSU Library content. They are saved searches users can create from within the EBSCOHost interface, and will expire in a few months time.