Are you up-to-date?

For many faculty and graduate students who remain on-campus, the summer is the time to catch up with all those things that got left behind in the end-of-semester rush.

With the deluge of articles and books in your field, it’s sometimes a challenge to keep up-to-date.

Not any more.

If you use Duke’s databases for your research, you can use RSS feeds to send you automatic updates on relevant articles, authors, journals, search results and citations.

These feeds allow you to automatically and effortlessly:

-Find out who’s citing your work

-Find new research in your field…

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Written by Nathaniel King

2 thoughts on “Are you up-to-date?”

  1. well, it wouldn’t work for the summer, though.

    Can’t reach the RSS feeds from non-Duke IPs. It requires authentication, so RSS aggregators are out of the question.

    Can you guys maybe offer a proxy? Given that only Duke users can set up the alert, it seems reasonable to have a read-only access. Whether that will make providers cross is another question.

  2. Hi Gary,

    Thanks for your comment. You can access RSS feeds of Duke Library content from an off-campus location by using our Virtual Private Network (VPN). The VPN lets your home computer appear to the Duke network as though it is at Duke rather than remotely connected.

    Once you’ve signed into the VPN, you can click on the feed in your RSS aggregator (e.g. Google Reader) and it will open the database as though you were on-campus (i.e. you can access the full-text of an article, etc.).

    The page below includes some information on how to set up the VPN:

    If this doesn’t work, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance:

    Good luck!

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