Getting Information From RSS Feeds Into RefWorks

RefWorks has integrated a RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed Reader so you can easily:

- add your favorite RSS Feeds from publishers and websites

- view the information  

- import data into your RefWorks database

RSS feeds can include headlines, short descriptions of the feed, and other information.

To Add a RSS Feed:

1. Locate the RSS feed you wish to include.

2. Right mouse click on the RSS icon and select Copy Shortcut

3. From within RefWorks select RSS Feeds from the Search Menu

4. Paste the shortcut into the RSS Field URL text bar and click the Add RSS Feed button

5. Your feeds will be listed alphabetically by the title of the feed which has been provided by the feed itself.  The list will also include the feed provider’s description.

To View RSS Data and Import:

1.  Navigate to the RSS Feed reader by selecting Search, RSS Feeds.

2.  Launch the RSS Feed by clicking on the feed name link.  Your feed results will be displayed in a separate window.

3. Select the records you wish to import by clicking on the appropriate checkboxes.

4. Select a folder from the Import to folder drop-down to import your records to.  If no folder is selected, the records will be imported but unfiled.

5. After the import you will be taken to the Import Results view in RefWorks.  Click on View Last Imported to see the records.

To Delete a RSS Feed:

1. Navigate to the RSS Feed reader by selecting Search, RSS Feeds.

2. Click on the delete delete_icon.jpg icon to the right of your feed name.

To Edit the Information Displayed on the RSS Feed Page:

1.  Navigate to the RSS Feed reader by selecting Search, RSS Feeds.

2. Click on the edit icon edit.jpg for your feed.

3. Make any changes to the URL, Name or Description.

4. Click Save.