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What is RSS?

RSS is an easy way for you to keep updated automatically on websites you like. Instead of you having to go to websites to see if they've written a new article or feature, you can use RSS (which stands for Really Simple Syndication) to get them to tell you every time they have something new.

In general you need to get hold of a program called a News Reader. This displays RSS information feeds from your chosen websites on your computer.

All you then have to do is choose which RSS feeds you want. There are a range of different News Readers available - for a list of RSS readers and more information , see here.

Different News Readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to take this into account when you make your choice. Click on the icon that says 'RSS' on the issue, Table of Contents or Abstract page. You then need to follow the instructions for your particular News Reader in order to add this XML feed to your RSS list. An RSS reader is needed to set up the feeds and can be downloaded freely.

Click on the RSS button to open a feed, and copy the URL into your RSS reader to be updated.