Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2018     Views: 68

Really Simple Syndication (RSS), is a popular way to distribute information from Web sites and a great way to avoid repeating the same manual search over and over again.

RSS feeds provide a way of receiving the latest information from online resources when they add new content, without needing to re-visit web pages or re-submit a complicated search.  

Why would you want to use an RSS feed?

It's a great tool for current awareness, automatically alerting you to new resources. Feeds are available from many resources such as BBC News headlines, Weather forecasts, NASA space images and of course StarPlus

How do I set up an RSS feed from StarPlus?

RSS feeds are available for searches in Everything, University Collections and Articles and More searches

Search for a topic of interest and copy the unique RSS feed address to keep checking for any updates to the search. That’s why it’s Really Simple!


Look for the logo 


For relevant StarPlus search results you’ll find it under the Personalise your results options, (top of the screen).

Click on the RSS link to see a unique feed address which you can copy. 

In order to follow all your RSS feeds, you’ll need to add the unique RSS feed address to a Reader service.

There are many different reader tools for RSS feeds. Please see below for instructions of how to set up a RSS reader.