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What are RSS feeds and how do I access them?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format designed to distribute or "feed" news and information. There are a number of ways to access RSS feeds. You can install a news reader that displays RSS feeds from the Web sites you select, enabling you to view hundreds of headlines at once. After installing the news reader, you can add each feed manually from the Web site by clicking on the Subscribe or RSS button next to the feed and following the instructions for your specific reader.

If you are using one of the Library computer stations you will not be able to download a dedicated news reader. An alternative to this is to use a Web-based news reader. For example, users of My Yahoo!, Newsgator, or other newsreaders can now add RSS feeds directly to their personal page.

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Last Updated December 17, 2008

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