The Electronic Journals A-to-Z now has links to the tables of contents (TOCs) of some 5,200 e-journal titles, all available as RSS feeds.
This means you can subscribe for updates on a particular journal using an RSS feed reader (such as Google Reader or Bloglines), and see easily when new articles are published in that journal.
To pick an example at random: the record for the American journal of agricultural economics (issn:0002-9092) looks like this on the A-to-Z:
Clicking on the link opens a page containing the “raw” RSS feed:
But if I paste the address (URL) of that “raw” page into my feed reader (I happen to use Google Reader), I can continue to follow the updated TOCs for that journal, along with any other RSS feeds I’m following, every time I log in:
We’ve added these feeds to the Electronic Journals A-to-Z using information from the JISC ticTOCs service (an incredibly useful directory of RSS-format journal TOCs, available at: www.tictocs.ac.uk) - after they were asked, and agreed to ‘open the box‘ on their data – by making it available in a format which is compatible (after a bit of light hammering!) with the A-to-Z.
- University staff – to find out more about RSS and its potential to help you improve your teaching and research, you might like to check out the “Working Smarter with the Web” workshops, which are being offered across all campuses, and which are bookable via the Portal.