Scitation Uses RSS in New Saved Search Feature

Feb 06, 2007


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AIP Publishing Services has released a new service on its Scitation online platform. RSS Saved Search is designed to allow users to save their search criteria as an RSS feed. Feeds can currently be established based on any search performed across the Scitation database, or from AIP's SPIN (Searchable Physics Information Notices) database.

Scitation's RSS Saved Search service allows users to automatically receive new results at any time in their RSS reader or browser. All Scitation search results display a RSS button and a help box that users can click to explain RSS feeds and to instruct them to add the search results' URLs to their RSS reader. RSS feeds can return a maximum of 20 results and the feeds are updated daily.

Users can create a range of RSS feeds, as they have access to the bibliographic records and abstracts of the more than one million articles hosted on Scitation. Searching Scitation is free and does not require a login. Users may display, refine, or sort search results by criteria including full bibliographic record, author name, publication date range, and publication volume and issue.

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