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How to Use RSS Feeds
Subscribe to an RSS feed to receive updates about EPA science topics of special interest to you.
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an easy and free way to get updates from the Science Inventory. With RSS feeds, you can learn about new records of interest without ever coming to the EPA's website. The feeds will provide record titles and descriptions of recently released products and science activities, with links to learn more.
To use RSS, you will need software called a news reader. Some modern browsers have incorporated RSS readers and many others are freely available. The reader checks any feeds to which the user has subscribed regularly and downloads any updated record information. For Science Inventory, this means that whenever a new record is released or an existing record updated that matches your criteria, your news reader will capture the record information and link.
To get a feed reader, on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia Exit lists dozens of feed or news readers. You may also search using the terms “RSS readers” on either Yahoo Exit, Google Exit or your favorite search engine.
Basic Science Inventory Feed
The Science Inventory offers a basic feed that will update you whenever a new or updated SI record is available. You can subscribe to the basic SI feed by copying the feed's link information into the news reader or clicking the RSS icon next to the feed in an RSS compatible browser.
Topic Driven Feeds
The Science Inventory offers topic driven feeds based on keywords you provide. you could, for example, create an RSS feed about 'frogs', and recieve updates whenever a new or updated record is available with the term 'frog' in it.
To generate a topic driven RSS feed, enter your keywords below.
Search Driven Feeds
You may also make an RSS feed from a search of the Science Inventory. You will first need to perform a search (simple or advanced). On the search results screen you will see an option to make an RSS feed from your results. This will allow you to stay up to date on any new Science Inventory records that match your search terms.