Week 3: RSS

This time the topic was RSS, trend trackers and tools you can follow the medical literature easily.

  • Before, we had to surf on the web. Now we let the content and information come to us automatically.
  • Definition of RSS.
  • Story of RSS.
  • Advantages of RSS (easy to use, free, comprehensive).
  • A little bit of statistics (medical bloggers tend to read RSS).
  • RSS icons.

  • How to read RSS (browser; Bloglines; desktop-based readers).
  • An example, a real tutorial about how to follow the latest articles published on NEJM. Step by step.
  • Best friend of docs? Of course, Pubmed. How to follow Pubmed updates easily.
  • What to do when a site doesn’t have RSS feed.
  • Biowizard.com and other 3rd party Pubmed tools

Second slideshow focused on trend trackers:

Take-home message:

Let the information come to you and follow your field of interest easily.

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One Response to “Week 3: RSS”

  1. Donna B Says:

    This is great stuff I cant believe I have never heard of these Reader sites before! Love the video lecture.

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